vanilla pound cake

with chocolate icing

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 1⅔ cups (250g) plain flour, sifted 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk 

chocolate icing

  • 2 cups (320g) icing sugar, sifted 
  • ⅓ cup (35g) cocoa, sifted 
  • 3½ tablespoons boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the butter,  sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat for 8–10 minutes or until pale and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and beat well to combine.
  3. Fold through the milk and spoon into a lightly greased 20cm round cake tin lined with non-stick baking paper.
  4. Cook for 55–60 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Allow to cool in the tin.
  5. To make the chocolate icing, place the  icing sugar, cocoa and water in a bowl and stir until smooth. Spread the cooled cakewith the icing to serve. Serves 8.
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donna hay team

Hi Frank, we have not tested this in a loaf tin so you may need to have a few test runs. An easy way to check if an alternative tin would work is to fill the originally suggested tin with water and pour that into the new tin to see if the capacity is similar. Good luck! The DH team x

Frank Sobre

Hi if I were to use a loaf tin for this recipe, what size?

donna hay team

Hi Onalie, you can bake this cake without baking powder if you dont have any in your pantry. Happy cooking!

ONALIE EKANAYAKE

cake without baking powder??

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