A pound cake is amarvelous thing to make. A few simple ingredients and you end up with a pound cake like this. That´s why I find cooking to be a fascinating thing, just some ingredients that when mixed together they turn into something else, as if it were magic.
This pound cake goes perfectly with either hot or cold tea, since it sort of tones down the richness and density of the pound cake.
- 2 C all purpouse flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 200 gr unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 C granulated sugar
- 5 eggs, separated
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- The zest of two oranges
- 1 C fresh orange juice
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
- In a bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, and set aside.
- In another, big bowl, using a mixer, beat the butter and sugar to cream together for about 5 minutes or until the mixture starts to whiten and turns fluffy.
- Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time. Then beat in the vanilla extract and the orange zest and juice.
- Add in the flour mixture to the batter, little by little mixing in between, until well incorporated and set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk the egg whites until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg whites to the batter by carefully stiring with a rubber spatula.
- Pour the batter in your desired cake pan, previously greased and floured, and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 40 minutes aprox. or until a wooden stick comes out clean when inserted.