My grandma and I share recipes alot! I mean ALOT! Even when we’re just talking it seems that our conversation tends to gravitate towards food. I think it’s mostly because she want to make sure that I carry on some of the things that she has taught me over the years. I love it. We always have something to talk about no matter what.
Over the last few weeks we’ve discussed different dishes or items that we make and one of my most least liked dishes to make are “the deviled eggs”! I’m all thumbs… more like Edward Scissorhands… lol. My eggs look like they’ve been drug across a pile of jagged rocks. Yes I can laugh at myself and yes practice makes better. However my grandmother is the Queen of deviled eggs. I mean I will eat them when she makes them! Yes there are dishes that I will eat only if she cooks them. Sad but true. Even cooks/chefs have items we don’t like….I’m just saying…🤷🏾♀️. One particular recipe that I got from her is the Sour cream pound cake. I’ve changed it up some and according to my grandma, mine is now better than hers. I don’t believe it….because to me hers is the best…hands down…the absolute best! I now call my version Vanilla bean pound cake because the focus is the vanilla bean, not the sour cream.
Well now that I’ve put that out there…lol…you have to respect all food. Its life giving and soul filling. We tend to overlook some of the simplest gifts on earth and I for one love food! It has been the glue that binds many families for generations. I believe that many business meetings have gone well because the participants chose to sit down to lunch or dinner and work through a deal that was enhanced with the food whether it was a burger or the best steak money can buy. The point is…FOOD brings us all together. It helps to create an atmosphere of peace and harmony and most of all love!
Here we go….hold on because this is probably the easiest pound cake you will make! You will want to share it with your family, friends, and strangers….its good y’all! Or at least my family and friends think so…lol.
VANILLA BEAN POUND CAKE
3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 c sugar
6 large eggs (room temp)
1 tbs vanilla bean paste
3 c SRF(self rising flour)
1 c full fat sour cream
1 1/2 c confectioner’s sugar
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
1. Preheat oven to 315°. Grease your tube pan.
2. In your mixer cream butter and sugar.
3. Add eggs
Note: I usually add them quickly…2 @ a time, let them incorporate then add the next 2. I’ve also added them one at a time…the outcome was the same. You don’t want to over beat them before you add your flour.
4. Add vanilla bean paste.
5. Add all of the SRF and the sour cream.
NOTE: Start the mixer on low! Unless you want a face full of flour…lol…then gradually turn it up to medium.
6. Mix until incorporated on medium speed.
NOTE: Hence the reason you don’t want to over beat the eggs early on. However it should only take a few minutes at the most 5-7 minutes to get a smooth creamy batter.
7. Pour into greased tube pan and bake for 1 hour. Depending on your oven, it may be a few minutes less or more. Check for doneness with a cake tester or a small skewer. Insert and remove. If it comes out clean…it’s done. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
8. The glaze…yummmmmy…combine the sugar and heavy cream in a small cup or bowl and stir until smooth. Pour over cooled cake.
This beautifully dense moist cake is suitable for any occasion. It can be prepared the day before and stored in a cake plate. It doesn’t have to be refrigerated right away. In my opinion, it’s the perfect pound cake.
Slice and enjoy by itself or with fruit, whipped cream, and definitely invite someone over to enjoy it with you!
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Remember, kindness doesn’t cost a thing! Share a smile with someone you pass or an encouraging word to someone who needs it. You never know how your simple act of kindness can turn someone else’s day around. It will make you feel better too!
Until next time y’all!