Pound Cake

Pound Cake

Really this should be a half pound cake! but the principle of the cake is the same. simple yet delicious
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  • 4 oz 125 g plain flour, sifted
  • 4 oz 125 g potato flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 8 oz 250g butter
  • 8 oz 250g caster sugar
  • seeds from 1/4 of a vanilla pod
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • icing sugar to decorate


  • Sift the plain flour, potato flour and baking powder together. Set aside. Beat the butter, caster sugar and vanilla seeds together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding a little of the flour if the mixture begins to curdle. Beat in the lemon zest.
  • Gradually beat in the flour until everything is evenly mixed. Stir in the milk. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the preheated (350 F degrees / 180 C) oven for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, ease away from the sides of the tin and leave to rest for 10 minutes. Turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool. Transfer to a serving plate and dust with a little icing sugar to decorate.
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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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