What Is the Secret to a Moist Pound Cake
Last Updated on October 19, 2022
What is the secret to a moist pound cake?
How do you make pound cake moist?
- CHEAT NOTE 1 – Instead of two of the whole eggs in the recipe, add four egg yolks to get a more moist and richer tasting pound cake.
- CHEAT NOTE 2 – I would also add 1 tsp of baking powder IF I substitute 2 eggs with FOUR EGG YOLKS.
What is a secret ingredient to moisten cakes?
Add Vegetable Oil. While butter will give you the best flavor, vegetable oil will make your cakes moister. I use a combination of salted butter and vegetable oil in all my cake recipes to get the most flavorful and moistest results. Vegetable oil stays a liquid at room temperature, while butter solidifies.
What is the secret to a good pound cake?
Not only should your eggs and butter be at room temperature, but they should also all be the same temperature. Adding cold eggs to warm butter will cause them to seize. Set the eggs and butter out on the counter for several hours before you plan to bake. Also, never cheat by softening butter in the microwave.
What makes a pound cake gooey in the middle?
Developing the flour’s gluten too much means the cake will rise beautifully in the oven – then sink (a little, or a lot) as soon as you pull it out. And the sinking cake is what makes dense, moist, gluey streaks. Lesson learned: beat butter and sugar and eggs at medium speed.