Pound Cake,Dry Travel Cakes:Recipe&Decoration Tips

Pound Cake and Dry Travel Cakes: Decoration Tips

When it comes to baking, pound cakes are a classic that can be enjoyed year-round. But when they come out of the oven dry or dense, it can be a real letdown. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks that you can use to make sure your pound cake is moist and delicious every time.

The first step in making a perfect pound cake is to measure the ingredients correctly. Make sure you use the right amount of butter, sugar, flour and other ingredients. If you add too much flour, your cake will be dry and dense. It’s also important to mix all the dry ingredients with the butter and some of the liquid before adding the remaining liquid ingredients. This will help ensure that everything is evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Another way to prevent a dry cake is by adding a creamy wet ingredient like milk or cream cheese. This will help thin out the batter and add moisture to your cake. You can also fill your cake with mousse or jam for extra moisture and flavor.

If you do end up with a dry cake, don’t worry! There are still ways to save it from disaster. One option is to wrap it in a damp cloth and microwave it on high for 10-20 seconds so that the water in the cloth steams the cake, replacing lost moisture. You can also cut off any dry edges or top layers of your cake before serving so that guests don’t notice any imperfections.

Finally, if you’re looking for an extra special touch for your pound cake, consider decorating it with fresh fruits or frosting! Fresh berries like strawberries or blueberries make great decorations as they add color and flavor to your dessert while providing additional moisture as well. Frosting is another great way to dress up your pound cakes – just make sure not to overdo it so that you don’t overpower its delicate flavor!

No matter how you choose to decorate them, pound cakes are always delicious when made correctly! With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to enjoy moist and flavorful pound cakes every time!

Pound Cake Recipe:In Grams


– 225g Butter

– 225g Caster Sugar

– 4 Eggs

– 225g Self Raising Flour

– 2 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)

– Grated zest of 1 lemon (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 and grease a 2lb loaf tin.

2. Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy.

3. Beat in each egg one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract and grated lemon zest if using.

4. Sift in the flour gradually and fold into the mixture with a metal spoon until evenly combined.

5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level out the top.

6. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

7. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

8. Enjoy your pound cake!

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a dollop of cream or custard, some fresh fruit compote, or just on its own!

Troubleshoot Mixing and Baking pound cake:

1. If your cake is too dense make sure you are creaming the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, this will add air to the mixture which will result in a lighter cake.

2. If your cake is not cooked through in the middle check if it’s risen enough – if not try increasing the oven temperature slightly and checking every 5 minutes or so until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

3. If your pound cake is overbrowned on top cover with some baking parchment towards the end of cooking time to prevent burning.

Happy baking! 🙂

Additional Tips:

– You can add an extra egg yolk for a richer cake.

– You can add 2 tbsp of milk if you want to make the cake moister or a little extra flour if you want it drier.

– You can also add some chopped nuts, chocolate chips or dried fruit to the cake batter for added flavour and texture

– Ensure the butter and eggs are at room temperature before baking – this helps to make sure the cake rises nicely.

– Don’t overmix the batter! Mix until just combined, otherwise you will end up with a tough texture.

– Test that it’s cooked by inserting a skewer into the centre – if it comes out clean then it’s ready to come out of the oven.

– Allow your cake to cool completely before taking it out of its tin. This helps keep its shape and prevent crumbling.

Decorating with Glaze Icing:

1. To make the glaze icing, mix together 2 cups of icing sugar with 4-5 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice in a medium bowl.

2. Whisk together until smooth, adding more lemon juice or icing sugar if necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

3. Drizzle the glaze over your pound cake and allow it to set before serving.

4. You can also pipe patterns onto the cake using a piping bag filled with the glaze for extra decoration!

5. Add any edible decorations of your choice such as sprinkles or chopped nuts to finish off your masterpiece.

6. Finally, enjoy your delicious glazed pound cake!

Enjoy baking and creating amazing desserts with these easy tips! Have fun experimenting with different flavors and ingredients to make your own unique recipes! Bon appetite! 🙂

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