Sunday, March 30, 2008

Off Topic Recipe: Mama Reed's Southern Poundcake

1 cup softened butter (can use half crisco and half butter)
3 cups granulated sugar
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk, sour cream or
heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla, almond or lemon

Combine butter and sugar until fluffy, then add one egg at a time. Continue to beat until light and fluffy.
Alternate one cup flour with 1/3 cup buttermilk until all ingredients are incorporated. Mix until smooth.
Add extract and beat for one more minute

Pour into greased bundt or tube pan.
Bake at 325degrees for 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Gumpaste Joel.
This didn't last long in the house and I kept finding that the crust on the top of the cake would be missing in places. "Not Me!" seemed to really like the cake. This is not a low fat cake either!! Just how I like it!


kris said...

This sounds yummy - I can imagine it would disappear here pretty quickly too! thanks for posting the recipe. Your photos of spring blooms are such a treat - very pretty.

clairesgarden said...

you need to pop into my blog to collect an 'award'.
its snowing here, so it'ld be the perfect day to veg out and eat cake!!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Wow oh wow does that pound cake look good!

Andrea's Garden said...

mh.. looks delicious. i have spent my weekend baking German cakes to take to work. Of course, my twins and husband had a test run of the Cheese cake first. Miss seeing you around. Andrea