3.24.2012

Flour, Sugar, Bundt Pan and .......


My Granny was well know for her Cakes and Pies, one of her most famous was her Pound Cake.
She made this often...so much so that I can almost remember all the ingredients that she put in it....

Almost...

The cake was golden, moist, and delicious...it was also the only recipe that she did NOT give me.
 So over the years I have tried many recipes trying to recreate the famous pound cake she use to make...Granny has Alzheimer Disease now so her memories of our times in her kitchen are not the same, but once when I was visiting her I told her about a new pound cake recipe that I found and how good it was.

She looked at me and smiled and said... 

"you still trying to get that recipe from me" and laughed...

It's the little things...

Here is a pound cake recipe that is delicious, not as much as Granny's but close.





Simple Butter Pound Cake

What ya need:
recipe adapted from Food Network
 2 sticks butter, unsalted
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



What ya do:

Preheat oven to 350

With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. 
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into greased and floured (or non stick spray) tube (bundt) pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until it passes the toothpick test.





8 comments :

  1. This looks delicious...my gandma used to make a pound cake too. but I know her secret ingredient was apricot brandi, which I never would have guessed. I am definitely going to try this recipe, though.

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  2. Can't wait to make this next weekend for company. Do you mind sharing your recipe for the glaze/icing on top? Thank you.

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    1. Hi there.. I hope you like it.. For the icing.. Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. of vanilla and 2 tbsps of milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until spreadable (mixture will thicken slightly as it sets). :)

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  3. What kind of butter do you recommend?

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    1. Use unsalted butter.. I've updated the recipe.. :)

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  4. The butter pound cake was as gorgeous coming out of the oven as it was/is delicious! It baked for exactly one hour and fifteen minutes. Glad I found your (Granny's) recipe. :)

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    1. Yay!!! I'm soooo glad that the cake came out yummy!

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  5. I have made this twice wow it was so Delish !!! So the 3rd time I added Lemon Extract instead of Vanilla. I took a Lemon and finely grated it into the cake mixture. I took away 4 Tablespoons of milk and added 4 Tablespoon Lemon Juice (Do Not Put The Juice In The Milk It May Sour It I didn`t want to take a chance.) Let Cake Cool Some Added My Glaze I added A Little Of Lemon Rind and Lemon Juice added to the mixture and let it run down over the cake !!! Again I made the pound cake and use oranges same way as the lemon cake except on top l layered some baby oranges sorry but cannot remember the name of them they come in a can. I guess L am having a senior moment I am an Elderly !!! Thank you for your GrandMother`s Recipe It Was Mmmgood !!! My Husband likes the Plain One Better He is just a Southern Man !!! May God Bless, auntbea
    (From Maryland)

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Thank you so much for your comments... I read each one with a kool-aid smile..