Old Fashioned Pound Cake--NEW
Recipe: Old Fashioned Pound Cake--NEW NEW
When you have a hankering for comfort food this will hit the spot. I was walking through the grocery awhile ago and spotted pound cake on sale. It immediately reminded me of my grandmother, but I didn't want to just buy the cake and eat it. I wanted the experience of baking my own, so I studied some recipes for old-fashioned pound cake and fashioned this one for myself. I hope you enjoy it and that it brings back some good memories for you too.
This is one rich cake. They don't call it "pound cake" for nothing.
1 cup of butter
3 cups of white sugar
3 cups of white flour
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
2 Tbl of vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two loaf pans (9"X3"). With an electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Add the flour one half cup at a time along with a little cream and keep on mixing until you have incorporated all of the flour. Now add the vanilla. Mix. Pour into your prepared loaf pans. Bake for 50 minutes or until the cake has risen, has a golden crust and when you check it with a toothpick, the pick comes out clean. If you have moist batter stuck to the toothpick you need to bake it a bit longer. Add 5 minutes and check again.
Let the cake cool standing upright in the pan for 15 minutes. Then turn the pan on its side and gently tip it to coax the cake out. Then stand the cake back upright and let it cool completely.
You can serve this so many ways.
A few ideas:
Slice and drizzle on chocolate sauce.
Add whipped cream if you want.
Serve with sliced fruit that has been warmed with a bit of sugar. Heat until sugar dissolves. Strawberries and blueberries are big favorites.
And if you want to go over the top, you fry the slices in a bit of butter and serve warm with ice cream.
Or use your imagination and go wild. You can even eat it plain and if you are at your grandma's she might let you eat it for breakfast.
Enjoy. Cheers! Zola
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