Condensed Milk Pound Cake

Foodgawker is a dangerous site to click. Once I laid my eyes on this Condensed Milk Pound Cake, I knew I had to make it right away. Despite my poor baking skills, I was easily persuaded by the simplicity of the recipe!

After the minor inconveniences of choosing which brand of condensed milk (a whole shelf of choices, in the end it probably didn't matter) and painstakingly measuring each loaf pan (before settling for one that I had to return a day later!), it turned out to be a wonderful cake and very much within my capacity of achievement! That is the moral of the story, the end :)

Oh umm right the cake, it was moist and dense, like a real pound cake (!) with perfect hint of vanilla sweetness. Topping it with macerated strawberries was definitely the best way to serve this. Plus everyone loved it :) A true happy ending...


Ingredients
  • 1 cup plain flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup condensed milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt 
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean
Adapted from Jun-Blog

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and generously butter a 8½ x 4½ loaf pan
  2. Sift flour and baking powder and set aside
  3. Scrap all the vanilla beans from the pod and add in the sugar  
  4. Whisk sugar (with vanilla beans), butter and salt until light and fluffy
  5. Pour in condensed milk and mix until well combined
  6. Add sifted flour and baking powder bit by bit while continue whisking until completely incorporated. Scrap down the sides if necessary
  7. Lastly add eggs to the mixture and whisk until well combined
  8. Pour batter to the loaf pan and set the timer to 1 hour
  9. Cake is ready when the top is dark golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake 
The topping is something you shouldn't miss! Makes all the difference in the world and it's almost effortless :)

Macerated Strawberries  
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 tbs sugar (or less if strawberries are naturally sweet)
  • 2 tbs freshly squeezed orange juice (or orange liqueur)
Directions
  1. Hull and slice strawberries in half
  2. Add sugar and orange juice
  3. Toss well and refrigerate until soften and ready to be served
How wonderful if all my baking goods were this easy! In fact I feel a little more encouraged to bake more often now :) Practice makes perfect right *fingers crossed*



45 comments:

  1. Oh my....I can see why you wanted to make this. I'm drooling!

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  2. Yes, this is a very easy and delicious pound cake, I have baked this before so I know:)

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  3. Hi Jeannie, thanks for the vote of confidence :)

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  4. The recipe looks so simple to make. I know what you mean about drooling... I wish my pictures can make people drool :)

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  5. Mmm...this looks so perfect and delicious! Please share some with me :))

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  6. Thank you for the mention! Pichet Ong did a lovely job developing the recipe. Very light yet very rich in texture.

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  7. First time seeing a cake with condensed milk. Looks very soft and moist! Great idea to serve it with strawberries.

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  8. Mmmhhh, this pound cake looks and sounds heavenly! I love condensed milk.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. great photographs!
    i love the reds & the whites!

    yum... gotta love condensed milks, i drizzle that stuff on my frozen yogurt. delicious!

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  10. wow this looks really perfect, i love condensed milk!

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  11. I prefer moist fluffy cake but if someone offered this condensed milk pound cake to me, I will not reject it as I have not tried pound cake made from condensed milk before :)

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  12. I was just thinking the other day that I hadn't had pound cake or madeira cake for a while. Thanks for testing this recipe out for us! The red strawbs and dotty background look fantastic.

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  13. Condensed milk cake? Dang good. Gotta be. Adorable styling & photos!

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  14. Interesting on the use of condensed milk. So, would you say this cake is sweeter than other pound cakes then?

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  15. I've made this recipe so many times I can't count. My family loves condensed milk! Looks delicious!

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  16. OOh I'll take any excuse to use condensed milk! It's such a comfort food! The cake looks beautifully moist! :D

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  17. @Edible Art
    Hey Steph, that's a great idea! Yogurt drizzle :)

    @Carolyn Jung
    I reckon it's not any sweeter because the sugar and condensed milk makes up the usual proportion of a pound cake

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  18. hmm condensed milk...i would drink it like water if it has a healthier version lol. your pound cake looks perfectly moist! can i have a sliceee with coffee? haha

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  19. The cheap condensed milk is definitely not as good. I make caramel slice regularly for the cafe and the texture is never the same or as smooth with the less expensive one.
    This looks like such a lovely cake, and you did a great job!

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  20. I have a similar recipe and the cake is delish - yours looks amazing! So beautiful golden, yum!

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  21. This looks divine! Simply lovely!

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  22. Wonderful new blog to discover! Your photos are really good. The milk jug in the background is so cute.

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  23. YUMMY! I have this recipe bookmarked too!

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  24. Hmmm, you had me at 'condensed milk'..too yummy.

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  25. I must confess I have never used condensed milk in anything! This sounds really delicious!

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  26. Aw, drooling. My daughter loves condensed milk very much. I bet this pound cake will surely win her heart. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. @The InTolerant Chef
    Thanks for the tip!

    @Maria
    My first time too and it might just be my default cake from now on :)

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  28. I've never heard of a condensed milk pound cake. Sounds and looks dangerously good.

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  29. OMG, love all those colours! Looks so tasty :)

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  30. I love sweetened condensed milk so this cake is a real winner in my book.

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  31. Ooo I'm all for a simple baking recipe! Looks beautiful, Min!

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  32. I tried condensed milk pound cake before so I know it's delicious. :)

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  33. cake looks soft and delicious lovely

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  34. This looks great, eating the cake with strawberries must be heavenly...!

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  35. As a kid i used to put a teaspoon of condensed milk on a spoon and lick it for a long time to try and make the pleasure last; plus we used to sweeten our instant coffee with it; I never dreamt it could be used to make such a delicious pound cake!

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  36. oooh this looks great!! I've never tried condensed milk pound cake but it sounds lovely. Agreed that FG is so drool-inducing :D

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  37. THIS LOOKS SO GOOD! I LOVE CONDENSED MILK, ESPECIALLY IN MY COFFEE :O)

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  38. Oh no! I love condensed milk. This is just dangerous! I've put it in cake frosting before, but never in the actual cake. Looks delish.

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  39. @Mrs. Lodhz
    It's like nothing you've ever had! Promise :)

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  40. I tried this recipe just last Friday and it's a terrific recipe! I'm totally sold! It's such an awesome moist pound cake! The best pound cake recipe I've tried thus far! Thank you SO MUCH FOR SHARING! :)

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  41. Hi Rina, this is totally the best part of food blogging! Thank *you* so mcuh for letting me know ;)

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  42. I don't know how many cups of batter this recipe makes, but I would love to try it for an Easter Lamb cake. My mold takes 5 cups of batter. If I attempt it, I will post results.

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