EVERYONE has a Family Pound Cake recipe, and some are safely guarded and touted as “the best”. This is mine… a recipe I once said could make me rich if I owned a restaurant. You’ve said that too, right? This cake does have a special ingredient… heavy whipping cream.
When I think of this Poundcake, I think of holidays. Holidays are the one time where everyone splurges a bit on food and this one does just that. It’s a great gift as well, make it in smaller loaf pans and give them out at the office… you might just get a raise!
I can here the question now, “Kimberly, you talk about eating well… ” Listen a Dessert and the Holidays are for celebrating, but there are a few things I keep in mind.
I try and buy Naturally white flour not the “bleached”. I buy a less processed sugar not as “bleached” The eggs are free range from my sisters back yard (most all the time) so i know theirs no steroids or antibiotics that we don’t need. I use real butter… NO the FAT…. Well, the way i see it anything REAL is better than it’s “processed clone”. Vanilla is the MOST expensive part here, it’s tempting to buy the imitation but don’t. Here’s a helpful hint: Look for REAL Vanilla in places like Big Lots, Amazing Savings, TJ Maxx, etc… you can usually find a deal. I usually stock up when I see it like that.
Have you ever had a recipe you kept secret… what… why?
Enjoy one of our families most loved cakes. It’s at least 4 Generations going… but I’m still hanging on to my all time favorite, My Great Grandmother’s Tea Cakes- THAT will be my Million dollar pay day, Haahaaa.
Whipping Cream Poundcake:
1 cup Butter (Personally I use unsalted, but you know your taste best)
3 cups of sugar
4 tsps of Real Vanilla
3 cups Flour (all purpose)
1 cup (small container) of Heavy whipping cream
Cream Butter & Sugar
Beat in eggs, one at a time
Add Flour & Cream… alternating while mixing
Grease & flour Pan
Put in a COLD oven
set on 325
1 hour and 20 mins.
DON’T open the oven door
Let set and partly cool before cutting or pulling out of pan.
*This is also great with fresh cut strawberries and MORE whipping cream on top!
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