Sunday, November 15, 2009

Condensed Milk Pound Cake

I don't normally use condensed milk but since I tried making Pai Pau I still had more condensed milk left although I've already made pai pau 3 times. I remember seeing recipes for condensed milk pound cake when I was blog surfing some time ago so I decided to try making it to use up most of my condensed milk that I have left.



Recipe adapted from here

Condensed Milk Pound Cake

Ingredients
120g Butter (good quality butter)
55g Sugar * I used about 40 g (I accidentally use brown sugar)
1/4 Tsp Salt
1-1/2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
1/2 Cup Condensed Milk

120g Cake Flour
3/4 Tsp Baking Powder

*Sift together

2 Eggs

Method
1) Grease a 8 x 3-1/2 inch loaf pan and preheat oven to 170 deg.C.

2) In a bowl, using an electric whisk, cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add in salt, vanilla essence and condensed milk, whisk till incorporated.

3) Stop to add flour. I roughly used the whisk to mix and dampen the flour before turning back on (you don't want the flour to fluff up), whisk using low speed. Scrap down the sides and whisk till the batter is smooth and not lumpy.

4) Add in the eggs, 1 at a time, whisk well. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake at 170 deg.C for 1 hour. I baked it at 325 deg F for about 45 minutes.


I am not sure if I over whisk my batter when I was adding the flour. My cake was a little dense however it tasted pretty good. It could be because I didn't add enough sugar that might be the cause of it. Hubby took a bite of it and said that it was very good. At first he asked for some strawberry glaze or something to go with the pound cake but I told him this is not Angel Food Cake deal that goes with Strawberry glaze etc. He hesitated to take a bite but quickly mentioned that it was yummy. He then requested to take some to work the next day. I am not sure is it because I didn't put enough sugar or I accidentally use brown sugar but my pound cake was not as sweet as I thought it would be. I've read a lot of comments that this is a good pound cake but is a too sweet for them. I don't eat sweet stuff too and I thought it was just nice and it could be a little less sweet but this is nice too. I will try this recipe soon using not changing anything and see the difference.

I am also not sure if I over baked it a little. My cake didn't rise as much as other people's that's most likely because I think my pan is a wee bit bigger compared to others. I might also need to reduce my baking time the next time I'm making it so I won't over bake it. It is however a wonderful recipe and I will make it again.

6 comments:

Sass said...

i'm gonna try my hand on this!

seems simple enough for me. hehe

Sunshine said...

Sass u should try!and u know u're lucky to have maids and drivers who will eat ur food!here I try no one will really wanna eat if failed!

2crazydogs said...

I have condense milk in the fridge too. Can you replace cake flour with reg flour?

Sunshine said...

Dawn, You can replace cake flour with reg flour but you can make your own cake flour too...

* 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup cornstarch

or

If you only need 1/2 cup of cake flour, put 1 tbsp cornstarch in bottom of 1/2 cup measuring cup, then fill and level as above.

Hope this helps. What are u going to be doing for thanksgiving? Is the hubs going back?

2crazydogs said...

Oh...that's what cake flour is!! Hahahaha so dungu! Thanks again.

I asked hubby to drive up for Thanksgiving - drive his mother's car so when he goes back to TX he can haul more stuff with him. He said he will have to talk to his mom first. That was 1.5 weeks ago....asked him again last weekend, he still has not mentioned anything to his mom. I think he feels bad for asking the mother for money to make this trip since the daughter from WI is asking the mom for money all the time - pay for their rent and food. Crazy huh? So if hubby not coming back, I will go over to my friend's house and "chi chaan" there. Are you cooking Thanksgiving meal?

Sunshine said...

What?she's asking for food and rent?does the mom give it to her?gawd hopefully the mom don't!how many cars does ur MIL have?is just if ur hubs take her car then what will she drive?
I'm not cooking Thanksgiving meal this year the hub flew up North this afternoon.he's going to be back after Thanksgiving so I'm going to be alone this year.planing to go shopping though after Thanksgiving.is nice that u have friends to chi chaan.

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