Monday

Scrumptious Pound Cake & Vertical Cake Toppers

5.19.14- 


  Summer is almost here & I'm sharing a fabulous recipe for a delicious pound cake that will go perfectly with any kind of party, celebration or Summertime BBQ  you have coming up.  


This cake is a Quigley family tradition that seems to show up at family get togethers & celebrations.  Miss Mace has had this as her birthday cake for I don't know how many years. She loves it! Just too perfect for a Summertime birthday when it some with her favorite fruit {strawberries} stuffed in the center.  


-Nothing like a hand written recipe card.Yes, I still have a good old fashioned recipe box too- 
From the looks of things I guess I like to have a lot of color in my kitchen.  My latest Collection/Obsession sends me over the moon, all those colors. Scored the yellow one at an Estate Sale the other day.
-You don't need a colorful bundt pan to make this recipe, but it doesn't hurt either!- 

-------Sour Cream Pound Cake *-------

Place in mixer & cream together: 

1 C. Butter {softened}
2 3/4 C. Sugar 
Add eggs into sugar mixture one at a time then add vanilla.
6 Eggs 
1/2 tsp. Vanilla 
Add soda & salt into the mixture. Next add, alternating between the two, the flour & sour cream until all is added to the mixture. 
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda 
1/2 tsp. Salt 
3 C. Flour, sifted 
1 C. Sour Cream 
Bake in a well greased & floured bundt pan at 350 degrees.  For 55-70 minutes, depending on your oven. Set timer for 55 minutes & then check, with a cake tester, the middle of the cake to see if it is done.  
-Cooling, before it comes out of the pan. Wish there was a scratch & sniff for blogs. Because.....MMMmmmm! - 
Whenever I make this cake I serve it up the very same every time! It's so simple & sweet. Lightly dust the top with powdered sugar then place plump, gorgeous ripe Strawberries in the center, serve with a dollop of whip cream on the side {this is a must!} & dig in.  You  can serve it with ice cream, of coarse, but we prefer whip cream in this house. 


Look how yellow & light this cake is.  The cake is so good on the inside & out.  Our favorite part to eat is the crust & crumbs, delicious! 
-So pretty served up for any kind of summer occasion- 

If you're serving the pound cake for a birthday or celebration of some sort, add a vertical cake topper to send this delicious thing over the top.  Super easy to make using this & that's that you already have around the house. 


We've all seen the banners that go across the cake but this is a new twist that takes the mini banners to new heights!  I love the way they turned out. I just used skewers then added ribbons, stickers & paper scraps to create the toppers. Easy! Add some handwritten messages if you want & you're good to go.  A simple charming detail that makes a big statement. 



{M} 



4 comments:

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I love a bunt pan hung on a door as a wreath!! Try it you'll like it!!

Honeybee said...

Thanks, Heather- I for will!!

Rebecca Lopez said...

Looks so good! :)

Candice said...

The cake looks so yummy and I love those toppers! Way cute!!