One of my favorite pound cakes has to be whipping cream pound cake. I’m a sucker for that moist, tender, velvety texture although some would argue that this is the very thing that disqualifies it from being a true pound cake.
Never had a whipping cream pound cake before? Chances are you may have and probably just thought it was a really moist and light classic poundcake. It’s pretty much made the same way as a poundcake with the same basic ingredients but with heavy whipping cream instead of milk. The heavy whipping cream creates a very light, soft, tight crumb and makes the cake really moist.
The taste is pretty much like a classic pound cake as well, depending on the extracts you use. I always go with vanilla & almond extract or vanilla and butter extract with a bit of lemon extract. If you’re feeling creative I’ve read (never tried) that you can replace half of the heavy whipping cream with flavored coffee creamer. I plan on trying this in the fall time when all of those yummy limited-time flavored coffee creamers come out. I’ll report back.
I actually prefer to use slices of whipping cream poundcake for my strawberry shortcakes over sponge cake.
Watch me make this whipping cream pound cake from start to finish!
- 3 sticks (1½ cups) unsalted butter, softened
- 3 cups white sugar
- 6 eggs, room temperature
- 3 cups cake flour, sifted
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ -1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ teaspoon lemon extract
- In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugar until well combined (about 5 minutes)
- Add the eggs one at a time and mix completely after each egg.
- Alternate adding the flour and heavy whipping cream, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
- Stir in the extracts.
- Grease and flour a 9.5 bundt pan.
- Spoon the batter into the pan and jiggly the pan to even out the batter when done.
- Place into a cold oven on the middle rack and turn the oven to 325.
- Bake for 1 hour and 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
- Let cake cool in the pan for a fe minutes before removing to finish cooling on a cooling rack.
- Serve and enjoy!