Vanilla Cold Oven Pound Cake

Vanilla Cold Oven Pound Cake

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3 cups flour

1/2 pound butter, room temperature

3 cups sugar

6 large eggs

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup heavy cream

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped

Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Flour well and shake out any excess.

In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter and sugar on medium until light and fluffy. Scrape down sides ;making sure to incorporate the sugar with the butter. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and seeds scraped from vanilla bean.

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add 1/4 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture . Beat in 1/3 of the cream. Continue to add the flour and cream in this manner until all incorporated.

Pour into prepared pan. Place in cold oven , set temperature to 325 degrees and bake without opening the door, until toothpick inserted in center comes out dry, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Let cake cool in pan 15 minutes , then invert onto plate.

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