Pound Cake Parfaits…

Over the weekend I was linked to a Pound Cake recipe by my good pal and fellow blogger, Em . This recipe included sweetened condensed milk and that alone piqued my interest. Honestly, I was bored, it was Memorial Day and I had my fair share of planting flowers, so I headed off to the grocery store to grab a few ingredients. This recipe whipped together in no time and produced a gorgeous, sweet and delicious pound cake. Once it had cooled, I contemplated tossing it on the grill to serve alongside grilled pineapples. However, I ultimately made the decision to make use of all the amazing ripe berries in my fridge and create parfaits. Before I assembled the parfaits, I whipped up one cup of heavy cream with the rest of the sweetened condensed milk and folded in a variety of chopped berries. This created a berry cloud of sorts and made the parfaits absolutely drool-worthy! Trust me though…this pound cake would be just as scrumptious plain or with a shot of Reddi Wip! Layer this up in a pretty glass or glop it into your favorite cereal bowl, either way you will be in berry bliss!

Condensed Milk Pound Cake
From Simply Anne’s

1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 and 1/3 cups cake flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs

1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan and set aside.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In a bowl beat butter and white sugar until light and fluffy about 2 minutes. Add condensed milk and vanilla beat until well incorporated.
4. Add the sifted dry ingredients and beat until no traces of flour remains.
5. Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well and scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl after each additions.
6. Transfer batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the top is dark golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean about 1 hour. Cool and slice.

15 Responses to “Pound Cake Parfaits…”

  1. Risa — May 31, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I could definitely go for a slice of this cake!


  2. Leslie — May 31, 2009 at 10:06 am

    oh my , I never thought to put sweetened condensed milk in pound cake. I am SOOOOO trying this


  3. Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] — May 31, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    The first picture is decadent defined. Amazing job :-)


  4. Dawn — May 31, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    very interesting….I bet that made all the difference?


  5. Leslie — May 31, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Ok ok ok..I had to make this. I had exactly 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk in the fridge.
    AMAZING. By far the best pound cake ever. Even beats the whipped cream version my mom gave me. I did make mine w/ blueberries(the wild tiny blueberries) and wouldnt you know every last damn blueberry sank to the bottom. It should make for a funny post.
    Thanks for posting this..its my new favorite pound cake!!!


  6. Maria — May 31, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Great photos! Will be trying this one for a nice summer treat!


  7. halo — May 31, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Oh, I’m so glad you two made this cake. It’s been in my “to do” list for awhile. Your parfait glasses are gorgeous!


  8. Navita (Gupta) Hakim — June 1, 2009 at 5:05 am

    hi there, my first time here n love ur oven.. ;)

    that glass is gorgeous ..which must have made the already delicious but humble pound cake….absolutely irresistable parfait!


  9. Janssen — June 1, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Wow, this is lovely. I’m bookmarking this recipe for future use!


  10. beautifuliving — June 1, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Ok, I’m finally making my way through some of these scrumptious recipes you post. And there are way too many that I still want to try but I had to come in and mention my husband is a big fan of your green bean recipe that you shared. He loves them. I’m going to make them for the third time this week and I only made the recipe for the first time two weeks ago.

    Thanks for sharing so many treats in here. You’re giving me lots of food to blog about and my blog isn’t about food. ha!


  11. teresa — June 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    This looks so colorful, light adn delicious!


  12. pinkstripes — June 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    YUM. It looks perfect. I love pound cake and have never made it using sweetened condensed milk. Love the parfait.


  13. Ingrid — June 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Sounds yummy! Ever since I made your chocolate toffee brownie trifle I’ve been lovin’ parfaits and trifles. So pretty, so easy, yet so goood!


  14. Prudy — June 2, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I love the elegant presentation! Yum!


  15. Cindi — December 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    This is absolutely THE BEST pound cake I have EVER tasted. It is the, rich, moist and flavorful. I like to bake most of my cakes in muffin pans…I took one bite- steaming hot bite- after another. I am so in love with this cake! I can’t wait to try this with berries and other flavor combinations. Thank you so much for sharing.
    This is going in my written “cherished” recipies box.


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