A shout out to das Uebergeek for sharing the excellent pound cake recipe on this board. I dug it out of the archives a few days ago and baked it last night for my birthday celebration today. The slow cooking at 300 (2 hrs) in the oven really is magic!
The recipe produced a huge, beautiful cake with a large split down the middle. It was a rich brown on the outside and pale golden inside, with an incredibly dense and buttery crumb. I sliced it thin and served it with peaches doused in a little prosecco and lemon balm. Delicious!
It contains a pound each of eggs, butter, flour, and sugar, and a 1/2 tsp of salt. (Recipe called for vanilla, but I didn't have any and it was fine without). It's a heavy cake, but that didn't stop anyone from wolfing it down! There is only a tiny piece left over to toast for breakfast tomorrow!
Thanks, Uebergeek, for the real thing!!!