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Monday, July 9, 2012

Pound Cake for Two

This can be easily transformed into an elegant romantic dessert by topping with fruit, chocolate, honey, ice cream; the sky's the limit. ;)

1/2 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Dash of salt
2/3 cup flour
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 8x4in. loaf pan. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg, then milk and vanilla, and finally the flour. I prefer to use a hand mixer; your batter should be light and fluffy. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for about an hour; check after 45 minutes. Pound cake typically bakes for over an hour, but this small batch version will take a little less time.

Remember that sangria we had with the quiche? Well, there was some fruit left in the pitcher, so I stirred it in with a couple tablespoons of honey and drizzled it on the cake. :)