Monday, January 21, 2013
Cold oven cream cheese mini pound cakes
We're back to regular programming , folks ! lol
There are loads of photos to be uploaded again though I'm planning to delete some of the earlier blog posts .....
Don't worry , you won't miss those hee hee
Thank you loads , Ann of Anncoo Journal for the suggestion re cropping photos and on how to do it as well ! lol Oh ! I've won Ann's giveaway , again ^___^
Have you ever wonder why if baking a cake in a cold oven , that is , without preheating it first really works ?
Well , wonder no more , it does and it's as yummy as the one baked in a preheated oven ....
The lemon zest and fresh ginger adds a nice contrast to the richness of the cake , good thing that I've thrown out my ground ginger because using freshly grated ginger is way better er if you love ginger , that is !
I baked mine in muffin tins and you'll laugh when you see my freshly baked mini cakes ^___^ ''
Recipe adapted from Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman via Mich of Eat a piece of cake
I made 14 2x1-inch cake
115 grams cake flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
113 grams unsalted butter , at room temperature
113 grams cream cheese , at room temp
1 1/4 cups sugar ( I used a generous 2/3 cup )
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tbsp freshly grated ginger
1/2 tbsp grated lemon zest
* Butter muffin tins .
* Combine flour , baking powder and salt in a small bowl . Beat cream cheese , butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy , about 3 minutes ; add eggs one at a time , mixing after each addition and scraping down sides as necessary . Beat in vanilla , ginger and lemon zest .
* With mixer on low , gradually add flour , when all the flour has been added , mix for 30 seconds on medium .
* Pour batter in the prepared tins , about 3/4 full .
* Bake for 325°F / 150°C for 28 minutes or until a toothpick or a wooden skewer inserted comes out clean .
This post is linked to the blog hop event Bake Along hosted by Zoe of Bake for happy kids , Joyce of Kitchen flavours and Lena of Frozen wings
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