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Graham Cracker Pound Cake

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  • Servings: makes one 8-by-4-inch loaf

Chef Way This clever pound cake, from Megan Garrelts of Bluestem in Kansas City, Missouri, has crushed graham crackers in the batter. Garrelts serves it with sage-glazed figs and spiced walnut gelato.

Easy Way This cake is already easy to make, but omitting the figs and gelato makes it easier still.

KEY: Chef Recipes Made Easy, Baking, Dinner Party, Holiday Open House, Cakes & Cupcakes, Desserts, Food Gifts, Make Ahead, Afternoon Tea, Brunch

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Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs, from half a sleeve
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

How to make this recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Spray an 8-by-4-inch glass loaf pan with vegetable oil spray. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter with the granulated sugar and dark brown sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk the cake flour with the graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the whole milk, cream, eggs and vanilla. Beating at medium speed, add the dry and liquid ingredients to the butter mixture in 3 alternating batches.
  2. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the lower third of the oven for about 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn the pound cake out onto a rack to cool completely.

Suggested Pairing

Nutty late-harvest Sémillon.

Contributed By Photo © Lucy Schaeffer Published December 2006

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