March 5, 2009
once upon a time i went to a chinese restaurant with my fam. i must've been in 6th grade or somewhere around there. they served some kind of cake for dessert & i went crazy over it. i asked my mom what kind of cake it was & she told me "pound cake".. the words rung in my head, the name was foreign to me.. pound? that doesn't tell me anything! why does it taste so good? what's in it?! well.. not much. but therein lies the mystery of simple goodness.
after reading the title of this post, you might be wondering.
and no, i do not have a mini bundt pan. but that would be lovely wouldn't it?
i was in the mood for it. grant said go for it. every once in awhile you have to break this one out. it's classic.
being that there are only two of us here to eat it, i cut the recipe to fit.
above you can see my baby bundt. short & squatty & just right.
the half-pounder.
and here's how it happened..
as you can see, you're only going to need the basics for this one.
and fyi, i'm giving you the full recipe, no halvsies.
so make sure you're ready to batter up the whole pan.
a good pound cake.
from mom
2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
3 sticks softened butter
5 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
prep
1. sift together sugar & flour, mix with butter
2. add eggs one at a time
3. add vanilla
4. bake in bundt pan for 45-50 minutes at 325 (mine took 45)
5. cool in pan for 25 minutes
optional.. add a sugary glaze when cool. for glaze, add 3 T. milk to 1 c. powdered sugar. if you fancy, you can add a drop of vanilla or lemon extract. i did lemon. a hint of lemon is my thing.

9 comments:

Kelli said...

I have to give this to my hubby. He makes a wonderful 5 flavor pound cake and is always looking for a new recipe.

Rachel said...

So simple and sweet. Pound cake is one of my faves.

Maryclayre Dick said...

Thanks for the recipe, Summer! I have the pan, but no recipe! I will definitely be trying it soon!

Anneliese said...

...and I have a pan...that i am terribly ashamed to say i haven't used in the (almost) 2 years of having it! if only shawn would eat more cake... :)

Sara said...

oh man, pound cake is DANGEROUS!

valerie said...

wow this looks absolutely delicious! thanks for sharing!

Blair said...

Oh, that looks so beautifully delicious!

mary said...

Oh, yum! (And these photos are PERFECTION!!)

pve design said...

YUMM, baby, YUM!

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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