Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cheddar Cheese Pound Cake

I have been making a lot of sponge cake or chiffon cake and neglected my favorite, the pound cake. Perhaps it is the name 'pound' that has prevented me to bake it for the family, cos we really do not need the extra pound, with the exception of my grand daughter, Renee, who is The 21st Century Twiggy.

4 ozs (1 stick) unsalted butter
4 ozs/1/2 cup) fine granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 ozs diced Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup milk
5 ozs (1 cup + 2 tbsp)all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 325f
Line a greased loaf pan with greaseproof paper, then grease the paper.
Sieve flour, baking powder and salt.
Cream Butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in egg, cream well before adding the next egg, scrape the sides of the bowl. Add in the other egg and cream well.
Add in flour and milk, alternately in 3 portions.
Add in diced cheddar cheese and mix well.
Check for dropping consistency. If batter is too stiff, add alittle more milk.
Pour into prepared loaf pan and put to bake for 55 mins to 1 hr. Test with a toothpick for doneness.
Remove from oven and let cake remain in pan for 5 - 10 minutes before removing to cool in cake rack.
Serve when cake is cooled.



Rebecca Saw said...

hahha.. tried t access this recipe since yest but it kept saying page doesnt exist! Thks for the recipe as iwas looking for a cheese cake but not the normal ones..

jadepearl said...

Happy New Year 2009! May the year of the Cow brings you more joy, happiness, good health, luck and prosperity!

Mia said...

i am just so in love with your blog. please let me add your blog to my link~ thanks

Unknown said...


sure go ahead and link me

Unknown said...


kong hee fatt chai to you and your family

Anonymous said...

Hello Mdm Lily,
Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes and sharing it! Just want to wish a very Gong Xi Fah Chai.
Happy Cooking.

Your fan from Malaysia,

Unknown said...


Can I just grease the pan with oil if I don't have any greaseproof paper? Can I line the pan with normal photocopy paper and thereafter grease the paper with oil? Any other substitution?


you can grease with oil or any fat but i don't think that normal photocopy paper can sub for greaseproof paper.

homegirl said...

Hi Lily,

Add in flour and milk, alternately in 3 portions.

Do you mean
1) one-third flour, followed by one-half milk, one-third flour, one-half milk, one-third flour
2) first-half flour, all the milk, second-half flour?

Kindly advise! :)

Unknown said...


divide the flour into 3 portions and the milk into 2 portions. put in 1 portion of flour, follow by milk, then flour, then milk and lastly flour.

homegirl said...

thanks a lot lily!! :)

hanushi said...

Just to let you know that I have baked this and loving it. Have linked to you. :)

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