Perfectly plain pound cake

vanilla pound cake

vanilla pound cake

Perfectly plain vanilla pound cake from King Arthur’s baking blog has a slight twist…..a slurry of water, vanilla, and sugar spooned over the unbaked batter forms a thin, crackly crust.  It’s just enough embellishment to make the cake interesting, but unfussy and in keeping with its plain-but-good character.  The technique and results are intriguing–I can imagine using in on muffins or cupcakes to great effect.

This cake, sliced, cries out for hot bouillie (custard) to be poured over it.

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