Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
Pound cakes got their name because they originally were made with a pound of flour, a pound of eggs, a pound of sugar and a pound of butter. This cake, with its Canadian twist of raisins and maple syrup, is served with a maple sauce but it can be omitted, if you HAVE to :) This is another recipe by Lucy Waverman, who happens to be my favourite chef!
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 teaspoons grated lime rind
- 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 cup maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 325ºF
- Butter and flour a 10-inch bundt pan or tube pan, or a 10-inch springform pan.
- Using an electric mixer or by hand, cream butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda.
- Add flour alternately with yogurt, beating after each addition, ending with the flour. Add vanilla, raisins, lime rind and syrup. Beat a few seconds longer or until smooth. Do not overbeat.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth out the surface. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean and the cake is evenly brown.
- Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on wire rack.
- Combine cream and syrup in a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Cool. Serve over slices of cake.
This was delicious! WHat a great combination of flavors! Hint: don't drown your cake in the sauce - it will 1. get soggy & 2. be to sweet. LOL. Many people completely enjoyed this. One hint I thought of too late was to coat the raisins in flour so they don't sink to the bottom of the pan. My raisins stuck to the pan. :( The lime zest was extra special as odd as it seemed at first. Thanks, Leslie! Made for the 1/08 Aussie Swap.