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MARTHA BAKES: Pound Cake

Airs Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Lemon pound cake. Pound cake offers nearly unlimited opportunities for adaptation. Martha takes the viewer through variations.

Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Martha Stewart (pictured) shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving home cooks the confidence to create delectable baked goods — from scratch.

Learn to create the finest desserts and goodies in your own home. In the series MARTHA BAKES, Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving you the confidence to create delectable baked goods — from scratch — in your own kitchen.

Martha’s updated versions of the classics set the standard, while her uses of flavors and ingredients add new angles to some familiar favorites.

"Pound Cake" - Pound cake makes excellent use of the basic building blocks of baking — butter, sugar, eggs and flour — and offers nearly unlimited opportunities for adaptation (incorporating cream cheese or semolina, for example).

In this episode, Martha takes the viewer through variations, starting with the most traditional and finishing with a version inspired by her travels through Asia.

Visit MarthaStewart.com to get the recipes for Classic Pound Cake, Lemon Pound Cake, Cream Cheese Pound Cake and Semolina Cake.

All of the recipes from the series MARTHA BAKES are available online.

Pound Cake

Pound cake makes excellent use of the basic building blocks of baking—butter, sugar, eggs, and flour—and also offers nearly unlimited opportunities for adaptation (incorporating cream cheese or semolina, for example). Martha takes the viewer through variations, starting with the most traditional and finishing with a version inspired by her travels through Asia.

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Martha Stewart has developed MARTHA BAKES, a 13-episode teaching series that will enable the home baker to create the finest desserts and goodies in his or her own kitchen. Throughout the series Martha shares the best tips and techniques, giving viewers the confidence to create delectable baked goods—from scratch—in their own kitchens.