Monday, October 22, 2012

Pound Cake

by Cindy

There are a ton of pound cake recipes out there, and my friend Karen has been searching and trying, for years, recipes to find the one that tastes like her mom's pound cake.  Karen's mom was a very special lady, and from what Karen has told me, she was one of the best moms around. Her mom had many delicious recipes and was a wonderful homemaker, and I know Karen misses her every day.  Karen keeps her mom alive by continuing the tradition of cooking and baking recipes that her mom shared with her. (btw-Karen is also a wonderful homemaker too - just like her mom).   Karen thinks that she has found the recipe that tastes the most like her mom's, and she shared the recipe with me this week.   I made it last night and had a piece this morning with my coffee. It tastes fantastic!  The texture is soft and moist, and I love the hint of flavor from the almond extract.  It's not a difficult recipe and it is sooo good.   Thanks Karen for sharing this recipe, for making your mom proud, and being a great friend too! 

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

3 sticks butter, softened
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1/2 t almond flavoring
3 cups flour
1/2 t baking powder

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar together. 
In a separate bowl mix eggs and almond flavoring.  In another bowl mix together flour and baking powder.  Add egg mixture and flour mixture, alternately, ending with the flour mixture. 
Spray a bundt pan with Baker's Secret.  Pour batter in the pan and bake at 325 for 1 hour and 10 minutes. 

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