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A Barbadian legend since 1887, and the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort effortlessly marries the old-world charm of its past to all the 21st-century amenities and services expected by today’s most discerning travelers.

Enviably located within The Crane Resort, The Crane Private Residences is perfect for long-term island living, offering contemporary residences and penthouses as well as exclusive access to world-class resort amenities and services.

A secluded, low-density development overlooking Barbados’ Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, Beach Houses has been specially designed to highlight the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of land remaining outside of the island’s protected East Coast. *Please note that Beach Houses is Under Development

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Bajan Pound Cake Recipe

Bajan Pound Cake Recipe

Traditionally, Bajan Pound Cake, also referred to as Plain Cake, was a staple in Barbadian households. Every Bajan has fond memories of their grandmothers and mothers in the kitchen preparing this cake, especially around festive times such as Christmas. The sweet aroma of pound cake coming from the oven leaves mouths watering in anticipation and nothing is better than eating a slice fresh out the oven.

Pound cake typically has few ingredients but this does not take away from its delicious taste which everyone loves!


  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups butter
  • 4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 cups milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly coat with grease and flour respectively.
  3. Mix butter and sugar together until they appear fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and continue mixing.
  5. Begin adding the flour and baking powder and continue mixing.
  6. Add 1 cup of milk and mix.
  7. The mixture will start to appear like dough. Add remaining cup of milk.
  8. Add vanilla and almond extract and mix.
  9. Pour into coated pans.
  10. Place in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes. (Check with a toothpick after 45 minutes, as this time may vary.)

For an added twist, try mixing in raisins and cherries to the mixture before you place it into the pans.

Are you hungry? Try our recipe and let us know how much you enjoyed it!


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