Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flashback Friday: Pound Cake

It's time for another flashback! Joining Suzy at Kitchen Bouquet for another visit to a really great recipe! Check out Suzy's Flashback Friday for more "new visits to old favorites!"

My friend Lisa and I don't always agree on everything, but I do have to agree that her pound cake recipe makes a really great pound cake! It's got a nice crunchy crust, although that could be my fault, the buzzer does seem to go off a little before I can get to take it out!  and the recipe says 40 minutes but not in my oven, more like 50 or 60 minutes. Good thing the recipe makes two because I usually manage to take out the "test" cake too early! I know the parts I jabbed the cake tester in were fine, but there was that undercooked middle section! and five cups of flour? My arm was aching just folding it in! But we love this cake. Even better a la mode!

Miss Picky tasted it and said it was good. The over-baked crust tasted like a sugar cookie and the inside was dense and delicious!

Friday is Teacher Appreciation Day at the High School. I do appreciate the teachers. A lot. I was one of those students where the Principal had an ongoing relationship with my mother because I was a talker, very sociable during class, not to mention a wiseass! Harmless, but a total distraction! So I can appreciate what these people go through on a daily basis! But of course not from my kid, she's an angel :)

Anyway, I was asked to bake something for them. Obviously they never got the memo that I am not a good baker. I would have appreciated them much, much more if I could have just gone to the bakery and placed an order. So instead I am baking. Lisa's Pound Cake. It's so good. Even better toasted with a scoop of chocolate ice cream. and even better when Lisa bakes it. So I did bake. It makes two loaves. and one of those two loaves had better be edible! One was underdone and had to go back in. The other looks good but I burnt the top a teeny bit! So do I send in underdone or overdone? The kid has another two years, if they ignore me next year, I'll know the cake stunk.

But we like it! Especially with a side of sorbet!

Pound Cake
Source: Lisa F
Printable Recipe

1 cup butter or margarine (softened)
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon Amaretto (or vanilla or almond extract)

Grease and flour two loaf pans.

Cream the butter and sugar together until very light and fluffy. It's very important to beat until the sugar is no longer grainy.

Beat in eggs, one at a time. Fold in the flour and the amaretto. Spoon into the two prepared loaf pans. Set in a COLD oven and then turn oven on to temperature of 350 degrees F. Bake for approximately 40 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

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There is one very special teacher that I really do appreciate, my friend, Kathleen, over at Cuisine Kathleen! Would have been fun to be a parent in her class! Just don't tell her I said something nice about her. She could fall over or something.


  1. Pound cake served with sorbet...sounds just wonderful!

  2. I like that almond extract in the pound cake! My mother made a recipe called 7Up pound cake that is wonderful. It makes a big recipe which I love because it will feed a crowd and it's one of my favorite things to take to housebound people because you can slice it in serving pieces and freeze them. The sorbet sounds good with it...I've served it with nothing but fruit.

  3. At least all the teachers medical insurance policies should be up to date just in case!! ;)
    It looks really good, especially with the sorbet! I've only made a lemon pound cake but I will have to try this one..they do make a nice "gift" to take someone.

    Can't believe you were a "talker" in school..would have loved to see you in Killer Miller's class!!

  4. Pound cake is one comforting cake! Great to serve with sorbet too!

  5. Carol, the pound cake sounds delicious, and looks like it would be
    really tasty with the sorbet. I find it hard to believe that you talked too much in school. ;)

  6. Smiling here, as always, at your stories :)
    I just love poundcake and my Mom always toasted it for breakfast with butter on top (in case a pound wasn't enough!)

    Don't worry, I won't tell Kathleen that you gave her a compliment.

  7. Yes, I am in shock! LOL.
    The cake looks delicious,,you are just such a darling baker! :)

  8. I think the teachers will appreciate your thoughtfulness, whatever. It sure looks good to me!


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