Pound Cake

For dessert, try a simple pound cake complimented with some fresh strawberries in basil syrup.


2 cups all-purpose flour
½ t baking powder
½ t salt
2 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 ¼ cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 t lemon and or orange zest
1 t vanilla
½ cup whole milk


Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Beat salt and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Slowly add flour and milk in alternating batches beginning and ending with flour. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean.