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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tish Boyle's Cinnamon Swirl ButterMilk Pound Cake

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I can hear you YAWN..... yes, yet another one of Tish Boyle's pound cake. Pound cakes are hopelessly boring to bake (translated to mean EASY!) achingly uninspiring to photograph... but always satisfying to eat.... After trying out her Luxe Pound Cake and Plainly Perfect Pound Cake, Tish Boyle beckons once more with her claim that this is a 'sure fire bake sale hit' . Are you going to ignore that claim?? Not me!

Thanks to the ButterMilk, this is more moist than the Plainly Perfect Pound Cake. The little citrus hint from the orange zest took backstage to the crumbly cinnamon flavoured streusel that is swirled throughout the cake - great flavour and texture to the otherwise, plain pound cake.

I gave out 4 thick slices of these to my neighbour. They came back within 10mins, all wide eyed to tell me that the cake was VERY NICE! So, I guess, Tish Boyle wasn't exaggerating when she said that these are 'sure fire bake sale hit'.

If I were to bake this again, I would most likely use a bundt pan and give the streusal a more energetic swirl to create a more distinct pattern. Otherwise, there is very little else I could ask from this recipe. It is honestly, plainly outstanding. Book mark this for your next bake-sale event!

Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Pound Cake 
Recipe : (From Tish Boyle's The Cake Book)

Cinnamon Streusel Swirl
1/2 cup (60g)             All purpose flour
1/3 cup (72g)             Firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 tsp                        Ground Cinnamon
Pinch of sale
3 tbsp(42g)                Unsalted butter melted

Buttermilk Pound Cake
2 cups (242g)            All purpose flour
1/2 cup (57g)            Cake flour
1 tsp                          Baking powder
1/4tsp                        Baking soda
1/4 tsp                       Salt
1/8 tsp                       Ground cardamom
1cup (227g)              Unsalted butter, softened
2 cups (400g)            Castor sugar (I used 340g)
3 large                       Eggs
2 tsp                          Vanilla Extract
1 tsp                          Finely grated orange zest
1cup (240ml)            Butter Milk

Method :

1. Preheat oven to 170C / 325F. If using a bundt pan, grease the inside of a 10inch bundt pan with butter  and dust it with flour. I used a loaf pan and lined it with baking paper.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients of the Cinnamon swirl. Add the melted butter and stir until blended and crumbly.

3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cardamom into a medium bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.

4. Using a paddle attachment, cream butter for 2 mins at medium speed in a mixer until very creamy. (2mins) Gradually add in the sugar and continue beating at medium high speed until pale and light. (4mins)

5. At medium speed, add in eggs one at a time and mix to incorporate eggs well.

6. Add vanilla extract and orange zest. Add in the flour in 3 portions, alternating it with milk (2 additions). Mix until just combined.

7. Scrape half of the batter into the prepared pan and smooth it into an even layer. Sprinkle the streusel mixture evenly over the batter. Scrape the remaining batter on top and smooth it into an even layer.

8. Bake the cake for 65 to 75mins, until the cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

9. Cool the cake for 15 mins before turing out the cake to cool completely.


Lenia said...

I wish I had a slice now that I am having my coffee!Have a lovely weekend,dear!

June said...

next on my list cake to bake love anything with cinnamon =D

Anonymous said...

This is lovely! May I know the size of your pound cake pan? Thank you :)


Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Claire, my pan is 22cmx9cm. I halved the recipe to make one pound cake.

Anonymous said...

How much buttermilk? I didn't see the amount listed in the ingredients. Thanks!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Anonymous, good catch! Gosh, I do hate typing recipes... :)

Rima said...

Are u kidding me Shirley??! gosh.. i will bake this hehehe

Joyti said...

Yum! That looks delicious, very rich but fluffy too.

Mel said...

I have tried the Plainly Perfect Pound Cake and have fallen in love with this cake so I am definitely going to try this Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Pound Cake. Thank you so much for sharing!

Li Shuan said...

Shirley, I was reading your post when I was at work last night and wanted to ask you what is the amt of buttermilk in this recipe... but then I was caught up with something else and forgotten abt it. Haha... ! I have seen a few blog friends posted the Tish Boyle's pound cake after your recommendation and I am yet to try it out. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

Jeannie said...

Another delicious recipe to try out, I have to give some away too if I make this, can,t afford to eat too much sinful food after all the festive binging!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Mel, you definitely can use a bundt pan. The original recipe called for a 10inch bundt pan....

Kak Nik Ja said...

i haven't tried any of tish boyle's cakes yet... this one looks sooo tempting...but finding that buttermilk is so challenging here! huhu

Passionate About Baking said...

Okay, you have totally convinced me. I'm going to bake this the next time I want a pound cake! Thanks!

pickyin @ LifeIsGreat said...

I was about to feedback that the cinnamon swirl isn't very prominent before coming to the end of your post.

On another note, where did you get the slate from? :D

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Pickyin - the slate plate is quite easily available nowadays. I can't recall where I bought it but I have seen it at Tott and IWannaGoHome...

brighteyedbaker said...

Must say, this pound cake looks pretty comforting and delicious!!!

Ambika said...

Wow! Gorgeous cake, such tender crumb! Lovely blog you have here :)

zenchef said...

Fine, your neighbor is getting pound cake delivered and I don't. Nope, I don't feel like you play favorites one bit. :P And don't use "..but you live on the other side of the world!" as an excuse. :D

Yummy Bakes said...

When you bake this again, don't forget to share with me ok? ;) From the photo, the cake looks really nice.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@zenchef : :D... next time, when I get to NY....

NEL, the batter baker said...

Hi Shirley,
I've an award for you. Head over to my blog to pick it up?

Cass @ 揾到食 said...


Kathy said...

Hi! I love your pound cake!!Im thinking of making it,but i was wondering...Can I instead of 400 g of sugar use just 200 g or it will affect the texture of the cake? Thanks

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

@Kathy- Hi Kathy, I used 340g instead of 400g. The sweetness level is just nice - not sweet at all. I wouldn't suggest you cut it down to 200g. Remember, sugar is the liquid component of the recipe. If you cut down too much, the cake will not be as moist and soft.

tigerfish said...

My mouth is opened :O but I am not yawning. I wanna eat the cake. ;p

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

awesome..cant wait to taste now..;P
happy following you..;)
check out mine sometime..
Tasty Appetite

Quay Po Cooks said...

A friend gave me a good recipe for pound cake but I am going to try baking with yours soon. I LOVE LOVE LOVE pound cakes.

Mel said...

In item 3, you indicate sifting flour, baking powder and baking soda together, but in the ingredients there was any indicate how many tsp in? Maybe you have missed out typing in?

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Yes, I did, Mel! Thanks for catching this...

Mel said...

Thanks! And thanks for understand what I have typing in....of me asking how many tsp baking soda!! I am going to bake this soon. Just want to say, I loves pound cake and more so on Tish Boyle's recipes!!!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

No problem, Mel. It's my bad for missing out the line. I figured you may be baking this now so I am glad that I am able to get back to you in time.

Ribbon and Circus said...

I'm so gonna bake this :D

Btw, out of topic- how do you put that pinterest link on your entry.. Ppl are pinning my pics without my consent. Grr.. :p

Care to share the link?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful cake and lovely crisp pictures! Wonderful.



Sem said...

I have baked the plainly perfect pound cake last week, it is very good though i have reduced the sugar to 160g(I always tried to cut down the sugar to the borderline..),and forgot to put in the cream but it still turn out well.
So i must try this too, or should consider get her book as well.

MyFudo™ said...

I love swirls...looks moist and smooth. I will have to try this. Perfect for tea time, even breakfast. Great of you to share this.

Li Shuan said...

Shirley, 我做了这个蛋糕,很好吃。谢谢你的食谱,很棒!


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