From My Kitchen ~ Simple Pound Cake

Hello sweet friends!  I hope your holidays were full of laughter, fun and lots of yummy food.  It is hard to believe that 2014 has come to an end.  As I begin putting all the holiday decorations away, I can't help but think of all wonderful and challenging moments that 2014 brought. For me, it was a year of renewed faith and blessings.  A year of hard work, accomplishments and new ventures.  

We welcomed two little angels to our family with the birth of our nephews Jasiel and Isaac. Christmas also brought a new member to our home, a little pooch named Max who has brought lots of joy and laughs to our home already.  Boy he has more energy than we can handle at our age. But hey, we can always use a little exercise around here.  It was also the year that we lost our beloved pooch Niki.

But it is always good to good to look back - to give thanks for the good things that happened, and to take an honest assessment of what needs to change.  To look back and be ok with painful moments, hardships and also the happy and fantastic moments that the year brought.  To set new goals, refresh the soul, our homes and look forward to creating new friendships and memories with our friends and loved ones.  So here's to a great 2015 friends.  I can't wait to see what wonderful things we all come up with this year.

Today, I am sharing a pound cake recipe from Paula Deen.  It is Grandmother Paula's Sour Cream Pound cake.  It is simple, delicious and very moist.  

The original recipe calls for 3 cups of sugar, but I only used 2 cups.  Don't forget the fresh berries and whip cream...  Enjoy.
  



















Happy New year to friends.  Thank you for your visit.

Fondly,

Janet




Grandmother Paula's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Total Time:  1 hr 45 min              Prep:  25 min                  Cook:  1 hr 20 min
      
Yield:8 to 10 servings


Ingredients

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
3 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg 1 at a time. Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.

Comments

  1. the cake looks soooo yummy !!! I wish them and their family a wonderful new year and I hope I can read a lot of them and see !!! love greetings from angie from Germany

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    1. Thanks Angie. I hope you give the recipe a try. I wish you and your loved ones a blessed 2015 also. I look forward to reading your wonderful post in 2015.

      Thank you for visiting and leaving me your sweet comment.

      Janet

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  2. You are speaking my language, dear friend! This looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. It looks so delicious and so simple with the fresh fruit and whip cream! I have everything except the bundt pan. I think I need to invest in one for this looks like a must try recipe. Thanks ~ Mickie

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  4. Oh Janet, congratulations on the addition to the family! Always a good reason to celebrate with a little cake! And just today, I made myself one serving of these tiny cakes. So good!

    Hugs from a very cold Minneapolis, Anita

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    1. Thanks Anita. It is always great to hear from you. I hope you enjoyed cake. A little sweet treat always makes me happy.

      Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

      Janet

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  5. That looks so good. Thanks for sharing. I think I want to pair it with some key lime pie filling.

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  6. I enjoyed this post so much Janet and the wonderful attitude you have about the past year. Even when we have some hardship in our lives the good always wins out doesn't it? The pound cake looks and sounds soooo good. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.
    I wish you a wonderful 2015 my dear!
    hugs...

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  7. Hi Janet,
    The cake looks delicious and with all that fruit it has to be healthy!
    The plates that you used are beautiful as well.
    Enjoy your new puppy and all the best in the new year too!
    Carolyn

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  8. Wishing you everything wonderful for 2015, Janet. Pound cake is my favorite!

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  9. I'd love to have a piece of the luxious cake, but in your gorgeous house and in thst lovely setting and watching Downton Abbey...I know 'd feel in an abbey too!
    The plates are gorgeous and love fruit any time.
    Have fun with your new puppy, gosh I wish I got one too, but Alejandro says he won't anywhere cause we got no one to watch him when we go away! Yeah, he might be right!
    Thanks for your sweet visit mi bella amiguita!
    Besitos,
    FABBY

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  10. Hello, dear Janet! A new puppy - how delightful! And congratulations to your family on the birth of two precious boys.

    Your pound cake looks divine! My hubby loves pound cake so I will have to try your recipe sometime. Thank you for sharing! Have a lovely week. Hugs!

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  11. Yum! Yum! Yum! I love pound cake, and with fresh berries, doesn't get any better than that. :-)
    I believe the sour cream is what makes a cake so moist. I must give this a try.

    You shared such a sweet attitude over your past year, thank you.
    The past year for me was one I would have least expected, but I knew it was all in the Lords hands, and that was my saving grace.
    We are so loved and cared for in the hands of God.

    Joy to you in this New Year, Janet.
    Debbie

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  12. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I love Paula Deen's recipes. Although they are usually very fattening. I have lost 5 lbs since Christmas and determine to lose more.

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  13. Your cake turned out beautiful and looks so yummy. The berries and cream just add to its beauty and taste I am sure! The dessert looks so pretty on your plate setting, and your tea cup is perfect. Best wishes with your new puppy. Wishing you all the best in 2015.

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  14. That cake looks delicious with the fruit and cream, I shall try this recipe, thank you.

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  15. That cake looks so good. I am copying the recipe. Thanks.

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  16. Hi Janet,
    Your cake looks so fabulous! I love your china too. I have one teacup in Spode's Billingsley Rose that I first saw on Jacqueline's Cabin and Cottage blogspot and searched to find one. It's raised texture, creamy colour and rose on the handle makes it very elegant. I would love to have more pieces. Everything looks so perfect! Happy New Year! Karen

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  17. The Happiest of New Years to YOU!

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  18. This cake sounds delicious!! Happy 2015 to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks so much. Wishing you a blessed 2015 also.

      Janet

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  19. Your cake looks delicious, Janet. Love your pretty Spode china! I'm sure your home is a warm and friendly place for little Max to make his. Happy New Year and thank you for joining me for Tea Time!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  20. Congratulations on your new puppy! I know he will not replace your beloved Niki, but I'm sure he will steal a place in your heart too.
    My daughter has us on a detox diet this week haha, I am dying looking at that beautiful, luscious, fabulous (can you tell I'm in withdrawal?) poundcake. I do love poundcake with berries and cream. And hey, as someone else said, it's got fruit, it has to be healthy!
    I'm looking forward to continuing our blogging friendship in 2015. Blessings to you Janet. xo Deborah

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  21. This looks delicious and also beautiful. :) Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for visiting me. I do appreciate your kind words.

      Janet

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  22. I really like the pretty lace-like design of your teacup and plate settings.

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    1. Thank you for your visit Margie. I do appreciate your lovely comment.

      Janet

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  23. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

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