Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Condensed Milk Pound Cake


Yes, I was bored and been surfing around. Many interesting bakes caught my eye, such as Amanda's Steamed Banana Cake, kwf's Orange Bread, as well as Florence's No-bake Oreo Cheesecake. So many to bake, so little time... Besides, just as hubs said, "who's gonna eat all these... didn't you just bake?" (He was referring to the American Carrot Cake.)

Back to how I ended up making this choice, very simple, I don't have ripe bananas, don't have time to make bread, don't have cream cheese nor oreo. But I remember having a can of condensed milk which will expire soon (well, in July 08). I've always wanted to bake pound cakes anyway, so I jumped at this chance.

I was blog-hopping when I landed at Simply Anne's and saw the recipe of Condensed Milk Pound Cake. I was curious to see what texture this cake would be as this would probably be the first cake recipe featuring condensed milk. I cannot remember why I bought the condensed milk in the first place.

The only "regret" I have is not spending $5.70 for a block of Lurpak unsalted butter. Perhaps a block of SGS butter would do, or even the block of Buttercup butter. (I used Anchor unsalted butter.) That's the only complaint I have about the cake, it was a little bland, although it gives off a very pleasant aroma of vanilla. I had used Bake King's vanilla essence, cannot imagine if I had used better quality vanilla.

On the whole, the cake is quite soft and moist and not too sweet. I could have over-baked it a bit or the oven temperature was a little high. I hope the cake will stay good tomorrow, but I was planning to put it in the fridge or freezer, just like the usual Sara Lee pound cake. One other thing I like about this recipe is the simplicity. I used the mixer from begining to the end, and there wasn't much to wash as well once you've figured out how to "cut corners" :P

8 comments:

KWF said...

yuri, let me know your verdict of this cake after storing it the next day. btw, tempt you with another one...hahaha...rei just recommended me the Hummingbird Cake. It's on my to-do-list now, will probably try it next week or so. Supposing easy and taste like the american carrot cake you've just baked. Ask your hubby don't blame me ok? :P

Yuri said...

hey wf, i can't put my finger to the cake, not bad actually when I ate it this morning. But cos I drizzled some condensed milk on it, turned out sweeter of course. I thought it would go well with jam too! Must try to put it in the fridge and see, if I'm not wrong, quite close to Sara Lee version.

I saw! I wanna do hummingbird cake next lor!

Anne said...

Hi Yuri! thanks for trying out the recipe. Sorry to hear you find it bland. I think for this cake it's beauty is it's simplicity. For pound cakes they derive their flavour mainly from the quality of butter and vanilla that you use. This pound cake is very basic and I think can carry other flavours as well. As like other pound cakes it's best eaten warm and it's pretty safe to store it in the refrigerator but don't forget to re-heat it in the microwave for a few seconds to attain it's moist and delicate texture. :)

Thanks for dropping by my blog (",)

Yuri said...

Thanks for dropping by Anne. I can't put my finger to it really, it's not exactly bland but you are right, it carries other flavours well! I didn't warm it this morning as I as rushing. We usually eat Sara Lee cakes straight from the freezer anyway... ok, we thaw it a little first...

I am planning to try some of the citrusy cakes which you have on your blog too!

Lina said...

looks delish! I love condensed milk with anything!

Yuri said...

Thanks for dropping by Lina. Try it, it's really easy to bake and goes well with almost anything or nothing...

Lina said...

I was inspired by your post to make this! I used whole wheat pastry flour but it turned out pretty good! http://mylifeisyummy.blogspot.com/2008/04/taste-of-yellow.html

Yuri said...

Thanks for trying the pound cake lina! Must thank Anne for the post, so clever of you to pair it with yellow pineapple sauce too!