Venezuela, my home country has a very special and important cake recipe called ” Ponqué” and recently I found out something quite funny about this recipe.
My great grandmother, Cecilia, also known to all of us as ” Pitica” had a very special recipe called ” Ponqué Delicado”, written by hand on my mom´s recipe book, has been the cake recipe to go to any time we have a celebration at home and ended up being one of the recipes that I use the most for my cakes.
The funny thing is that a while ago, I was watching TV and the recipe that was on the cooking channel was a Pound Cake recipe, and looking at the ingredients and the preparation, I realized it was practically the same as my Great grandmother´s recipe!
Light bulb on top of my head!
” Ponqué” is just a lost in translation word for ” Pound Cake”. All our lives we have been baking a Pound Cake, believing that it was a very ” Venezuelan” thing and happened to be just this, Pound Cake. However still very good, and I, of course, have to say that my Great grandmother´s recipe is the best!
So, let me share with you the recipe so you all can be the judge of that!
250 grams of butter
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of milk
3 cups of self-raising flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
How to make it:
- Mix the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy
- Add the eggs mixing well after each addition.
- Mix the milk and the vanilla extract
- Mix the flour with the baking powder ( swift it)
- Add the flour and the milk.
- Bake at 180 ou 200ºC for 35-40 min
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By the way, this is my beautiful great grandmother ” Pitica” she lived till the amazing age of 99 always sweet and baking for all of us!
Sharing with you this recipe is a nice way to keep her memory alive and close to us.
I hope you like this cake as much as we all do in the family.
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2 thoughts on ““Ponqué” or Pound Cake?”
I loved the recipe, the history of Pitica!! Probably I ate so many times this Ponqué, I love them!!!!
Thanks for sharing this!!!
Of course, you did, it was all of my birthday cakes! Thanks for your comment!