Haniela's: Orange Brown and Lime Baby Shower Cake

Orange Brown and Lime Baby Shower Cake

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I was looking for a good  pound cake recipe for a while. I came across hundreds of recipes and so I mixed and match them to my liking  and I love this cake. I really do. It cuts beautifully, has a velvety smooth texture, tender crumb and freezes well too.

Haniela's Velvet Vanilla Pound Cake 

1cup(226grams) room temperature butter
2 3/4 (550grams)cup sugar
3 cups (420grams)cake flour *
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2tsp salt
1tbl Princess Bakery Flavor, LorAnn Oils(If you can't find Princess Bakery Flavor, use Vanilla Extract instead.)
1cup(240grams) full fat sour cream

fills once 10 inch round cake pan (baked cake is high, make sure you line the sides of the cake pan with parchment paper)

Additional Cake Pan Info
Batter fills one 9inch  +  once6 inch cake pan
two 8ich cake pans

* I always use cake flour, I tried using substitutions but I doesn't work for me.

 Preheat oven to 325F
Butter, line with parchment paper and butter and flour cake pan.

In a large bowl, sift together, flour, baking powder and salt.
Using your stand mixer or hand mixer, beat butter with sugar for 5 minutes or so, add sour cream, gradually and beat until smooth.
On medium  speed alternatively add flour and one egg at a time. Beat until smooth. Add vanilla extract and princess emulsion. Beat just until combined.
Pour the cake batter into a prepared pan.
Bake at 325F, 10inch pan takes about 1hour 25 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool on wire rack.

Design for this cake was made to match the invitations:

All the decorations are made from Marshmallow Fondant.
 to it so it would dry and get harder faster



  1. I like the fact that you went with a nontraditional baby color scheme. Where did the baby's name come from? I'm curious because I've never heard that name before.

  2. Thank you Kenni, I'm glad you like it.
    Kulp is the last name of the baby to be.

  3. The cake turned out so beautiful! I have used the same invitations for my baby´s baptism, and i made some decorated cookies also based on them...if you want to have a look, they are posted on



  4. A really pretty cake and sound yummy too!

  5. The pound cake sounds heavenly. Love the colors and design; it goes so well with the invitations. I bet the new mama was thrilled:)

  6. love the little hanging animals in royal.. great idea. cake sounds very yummy... with all the baking ideas you give I need to add an additonal 8 hours to my day.

  7. This recipe sounds delicious. I can REALLY use a GOOD vanilla pound cake. I'm definitely going to be trying this one out next! THANK YOU!

    And I LOVE the light shimmer. It makes it all seem so much softer. And great job cutting out those elephants to match -- that could not have been easy.

  8. Sweet cake! I do NOT have this talent! AND I LOVE your cake stand. It's beautiful!

  9. Baked this recipe this morning and the taste is amazing. However the time seemed off. I took mine out after 45 min and the top was pretty crusty. Is that normal? This is my first pound cake.

  10. Hi! Can this recipe be used as cupcakes? Thanks, Annette