Monday, April 16, 2012

The Pound

Growing up we went to the farmers market in town every Saturday.  There was a lady there that sold the most amazing pound cake ever.  We didn't get it very often, but when we did, boy was it divine.  If we were extra lucky, we'd stop at Winn-Dixie on the way home and pick up potato wedges from the deli.  Talk about the high life!!  Back to the pound cake, twenty years later, I still think about the stuff.  Store bought just doesn't cut it.  I think I came pretty close to finding the real deal tonight.  The recipe is reportedly Elvis Presley's favorite pound cake.  Mine too Elvis, mine too.  I think it's safe to say we can add the Mister and the Mister's Sister to the list as well!

Elvis Presley's Favorite Pound Cake

3 cups sugar 
1/2 lb butter, softened 
7 eggs, room temperature 
3 cups cake flour, sifted twice 
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Butter and flour a 10 inch tube or bundt pan.  Thoroughly cream together sugar and butter.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Mix in half the flour, then the whipping cream, then the other half of the flour.  Add Vanilla.  Pour into prepared pan.  Set in COLD oven and turn heat to 350ºF.  Bake 1 hour to 70 minutes, until a sharp knife inserted in cake turns out clean.  Cool in pan 5 minutes.

Remove from pan and cool thoroughly.


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