Saturday, March 6, 2010

A Pound of This and a Pound of That

I decided I should post the Pound Cake recipes as I try them. That way, if you so desire, you can have your own contest, with your family. I would still love to receive your favorite family pound cake recipe, if you have one!
So far, my boys say they cannot tell the difference.
So far, my favorite is the first one I made using cream cheese.

March Pound Cake

33 cups sugar
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup shortening
6 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla flavoring
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk

Cream butter, shortening and sugar until very fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla flavoring. Add baking soda to flour and then alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to sugar mixture, using lowest setting on mixer. Stir just till well blended.
Place mixture in tube pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1hour 20 minutes to 1hour 30 minutes. Test with a skewer. Skewer should come out clean when inserted in middle of cake.

Toasted Pound Cake

Chandler's very favorite food at the moment. He told me I would be trying out LOTS of Pound Cake recipes, with him around. The above cake is two days old and is 3/4 gone. He likes it fresh out of the oven. Yesterday I finally taught him how to slice it, place on cookie sheet, put a couple of pats of butter ( real butter ) on the slice. Turn the oven broiler on, slide the cookie sheet in on top shelf and closely watch. Let me emphasize the closely part!

IFebruary Pound Cake
I had failed to post this-

Same as above but with the following changes.
5 eggs,
1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. baking powder added to flour, in addition to the 1/2 tsp. baking soda.
1cup sour cream substituted for the milk
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

Yesterday I spent a good deal of time writing this post. We have been experiencing difficulty with losing our internet connection. It happened again and somehow my entire post had not been saved. The pictures were the only thing saved. :(   :(   :(  

I decided it might be a good thing. The writing helped me feel better. I had, along with Randy, had a very difficult week last week.

Same ole
Same ole
Same ole
Same ole
Same ole

No one knows anything but him-
Dr. will not tell him how to live his life-
Questions me about it taking 3 adults to raise one 12 year old-

Why wasn't I in the valley? Randy told him ( after Randy taking care of him for over 2 weeks and leaving him in rehab center with every one of his needs being met except for having someone to call to bring him a different type of shaving cream ,if he wanted it ) I was coming to the valley when Randy came back to Pinetop----NOT what Randy told him. Randy told him I would be down in a week and a half in time for his Orthopedic Dr. appointment for evalueation and both Randy and I would be in the valley for a week while Chandler has spring break-
Ugliness, Ugliness, Ugliness-

My husband told me we have got to look at it in a comical way.
Much of what my dad says is absurd and we need to just laugh at it-
Easier said than done when WE are always the ones having to deal with him-
Am going to put a pound of armor back on though and
take my husband's pound of good sense.
We have just got to do the best we can do and let the pounds of whatever it is he wants from us that he does not get just roll off our backs-
So far that has been as hard to do as getting the pounds of cake to roll of our tummies!!!!! I do know how to fix this one though!

Wishing You A Pound of Tasty Living!


Chia said...

CeCe, the one we've been using is posted on my blog at

I'm going to give yours a try. You can never have too many good recipes :)

CeCe said...

Saved your pound cake recipe to try! Thank you!
As I said in today's post, the one I like the best, of the ones I have posted ,is the Cream Cheese one. Give it a try sometime. Your picture looks beautiful. I am having trouble, at this altitude, not having the cakes fall. They still taste good soooooooo--- will be happy for this. Who knows, could be, in the back of my mind, your 2008 post was what made me want to try different pound cakes. Heaven only knows I was reading your blog that entire year. Smile. CeCe

Arcadia Living said...

Thanks, CeCe - Now I want pound cake and no one to eat it around here but me! Thanks for stopping my blog world to see my new little chicks. Sandy has been having computer issues and has relatives visiting - so she is out of the blog world for a bit. I will tell her you said, "hi." Take care - Patty