This recipe, which Fuzz loved because it had 4 eggs to crack, is from one of my favorite cookbooks “Classic Home Desserts” by Richard Sax. It’s a simple but informative book with great recipes, a friendly laid back tone, and a bit of history on some classic dessert favorites.
This particular recipe was given to Richard Sax by his friend Jan Bayrock, and he cites it as having a unique and less dense texture than the standard pound cake. He also points out that it has half the fat of most pound cake recipes. In fact, it has no butter at all. All of the fat comes from 1 cup heavy cream.
I ran the nutrition stats through Mastercook and came up with 7 fat grams per slice. Fuzz enjoyed hers for dessert (with strawberries and more whipped cream), Todd will have a piece later, and the rest will probably go into some sort of trifle. All in all, it was a good use of a fifty cent pint of cream and got a recipe I’d been interesting in baking out of my system.
- 2 cups all purpose flour (9 ounces) - - be sure to aerate it
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A few drops of almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10 inch tube pan or spray with flour-added cooking spray.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- Beat cream until thick, then set aside.
- Beat eggs until foamy. Beat in sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Stir in flour mixture until blended. Fold in whipped cream. Bake in tube pan for about 45-50 minutes. Turn from pan.