Vanilla Bean Pound Cake

Introduction

Vanilla bean pound cake is a timeless dessert known for its rich, buttery flavor and aromatic vanilla essence, making it a favorite for many.

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History of Pound Cake

The pound cake dates back to the 18th century, traditionally made with a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour, giving it its name.

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Unique Flavor Profile

Infusing the cake with vanilla bean creates a deep, fragrant flavor that elevates the classic pound cake to a luxurious treat.

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Ingredients Needed

Essential ingredients include all-purpose flour, sugar, butter, eggs, a vanilla bean, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

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Preparing the Batter

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, followed by the seeds scraped from a vanilla bean. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients.

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Baking Process

Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Cooling the Cake

Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Enhancing the Flavor

A light vanilla glaze, made with powdered sugar and vanilla extract, can be drizzled over the cooled cake for added sweetness.

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