German Pound Cake Recipe
This is such an easy German pound cake recipe you'll want to bake it again and again.
Light in the texture of fine sand which is why is it known as Sandkuchen in Germany.
It is also important to beat lots of air into your eggs and fold all the ingredients in carefully. If you have any leftover cake you can use it for the base of many desserts such as a trifle or a strawberry cake.
When the butter has gone hard, mix with a hand mixer or electric mixer for about half a minute until creamy.
Gradually add the sugar, vanilla sugar, conrnstarch and salt. Mix well.
Add one egg at a time to the butter, beating for at least 30 seconds after the addition of each egg.
Sieve the flour, conrnflour and baking powder into a separate bowl and add the dry ingredients a tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition.
Grease your loaf tin and then pour in the pound cake mix.
Bake in the middle of a preheated oven at 150 degrees C for about 60-70 minutes.
Leave to cool for a few minutes before turning the cake out onto a wired rack.
Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of hot water and then pour over the cooled cake.
Cut into even slices and serve.
As I mentioned, any leftovers can be used for the base of a trifle.
Zachary - USA
Tremendous website. I lived in Germany for almost 14 years. Your recipes have me excited about getting back into German cooking. Thanks so much!