Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Condensed Milk Pound Cake

You can't judge a book by its cover. But, you can judge a cake by its batter. And, if the batter of this cake was any indication of what was to come, I knew I was in for a treat. I found this recipe posted on Sweet as Sugar Cookies last month and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. I love to bake pound cakes and am always on the lookout for a recipe that's different than any I've seen before. The addition of the sweetened condensed milk in this recipe called to me like a siren. And, under its spell, I took out a loaf pan and a mixing bowl and got to work answering the call.

Condensed Milk Pound Cake
(Recipe by Pichet Ong in The Sweet Spot)

1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 c. unsalted butter
1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla
3 large eggs

Preheat oven to 325F and generously butter a 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan or three mini loaf pans.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.

Cream the butter with the sugar. Add the vanilla. Pour in condensed milk and mix until well combined. Add sifted flour mixture bit by bit while continuing to whisk until completely incorporated. Lastly, add the eggs to the mixture and whisk until well combined.

Pour batter into the loaf pan(s). If using three mini pans, it is approximately 1 cup of batter per pan. Bake 1 hour for large loaf and 45 min. for mini loaves. Cake is ready when the top is dark golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.

Start by sifting the flour, baking powder, and salt. I just use a whisk to "sift" the ingredients. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar.

Now, this is when things start to get interesting. Add the sweetened condensed milk to the butter mixture. Go ahead and add the vanilla while you're at it.

Add the flour mixture a little at a time.

Blend in the eggs, one at a time.

The perfect thick, rich pound cake batter.

Spread evenly in a greased loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for one hour.

Take a moment to savor the beauty of the pound cake...

while I take a moment to savor the flavor of the buttery rich loaf of perfection.

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  1. I've never heard of this before. I can't wait to make it, thanks for the new recipe :)

  2. This looks great. I love pound cake, but I always buy it in the store. This is way cool!

  3. wow. that looks phenomenal. i bet pound cake didn't even know it could be that awesome! thanks for sharing! i love this, shockingly as i seem to love most all things i find on your page. always looking forward!

  4. I love finding new recipes that sound and look delicious! I will definitely give this a try!
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  5. This looks amazing! I am definitely going to have to bookmark this recipe! I really enjoyed taking a look around your blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  6. As soon as I saw the words 'condensed milk pound cake', I knew that my plans for this weekend's dessert would be changing! I'd planned to make a chocolate pound it's peach shortcake with this as my base!

  7. The use of sweetened condensed milk is really great! I've never baked a pound cake with that and it looks and sounds so delicious!

  8. This sounds like something I would like to try-thanks:@)

  9. I'm so glad that you got to try this recipe out. It's definitely a keeper in my book. Your pound cake turned out so good looking. Thanks for linking it up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  10. So rich and beautiful! I really want to give it a try!

  11. Did you use an eletric beater whe adding the eggs or just a wisk?

  12. You'll want to use a mixer for this. The batter is very thick. Kim

  13. Just ate a piece, still warm!!! It has such a beautiful texture, a richness and an old-fashioned feel to it. I felt like Gracie Allen was in the kitchen chattering away about carnation milk and all the wonderful things you can do with it!!! This is a keeper and I pinned it to my favorite recipes board on pinterest. Thanks!!!!


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