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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Southern Georgia Pound Cake

Oh, what a glorious summer treat.  Fresh pound cake, fresh berries, fresh whipped cream fresh Cool Whip.  It's doesn't get much better.  And do you like that little mug I served it in?  Garage sale find awhile back for 50 cents.

I cannot wait to curl up with a hot, steaming bowl of soup this fall.  Watching football.  Under the covers.  On the couch.

Stop me!  It's summer Ally, not winter.

You eat a bowl of this and you'll be full for hours.  This pound cake is rich, buttery and delicious.  Paula Deen knows her stuff.  She says to add butter, I add butter.  She says to add heavy cream, I add heavy cream. 

Feel free to change up the recipe to fit your needs - use milk instead of cream, swap out half of the white flour for whole wheat flour or substitute some honey for the sugar to make this a little less heavy.

But trust me, the heavy version tastes good.

Southern Georgia Pound Cake
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 c. heavy cream
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1/2 t. almond extract (optional)

Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Do not preheat the oven. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternately add flour mixture and heavy cream to butter-sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in flavoring.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Put into a cold oven and set the temperature to 325 degrees . Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes without opening the oven door. Bake for an additional 15 minutes if necessary. Remove from the oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert cake onto cake plate.

The kids ate up a piece with the whipped topping of course, and then promptly needed another snack about 30 minutes later.  Do your kids eat you out of the house?  Mine do.

Enter in the cheese stick, sippy cups, blanket, pillow and some cartoons.  Now they are happy.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I have a set of those soup crocks from my parents - very 70's retro chic I like to say!

  2. Can't wait to see your kiddos Saturday night ....and I can't wait to have a delicious treat that you whipped up!

  3. This would be perfect for today's 100 degree weather in NYC!

  4. I was just brainstorming today what I can make! We'll have to save room for dessert after we have dinner:)

  5. Jessica_AKitchenAddictionJune 21, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    I love the cup! Cheap finds are the best! Oh, and that pound cake looks amazing!

  6. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)June 21, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    I don't think I have ever had pound cake before!

  7. Oh, goodness...this looks like the perfect summertime dessert! YUM!!!!

  8. What a great treat. My two year old is eating as much as my husband lately. I write it off as a growth spurt, because surely next week she will not eat much for days.

  9. OMG, that last picture is too cute Ally! Enjoy your Friday night! :D


  10. My two kids are the same age as yours, or very close to the same ages, and they are always wanting food. My 3 year old is constantly saying all day long that she is "starving" and that she needs to eat. I think it is just the age!

  11. I have the brownies cooling. I have the cream cheese softening. I have been looking forward to making this for a party tonight for DAYS. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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