Family Feast Worthy Pound Cake
Is there a family member who makes the best (fill in the blank)? For me it’s my auntie Margaret. Her chocolate cakes and lemon meringue pies are expected to be on deck for every major family event. This usually includes Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. For the last four years now I have been promoted to offering more to the Thanksgiving meal than my hands to wash the dishes. It all came about as a result of my mama taking a liking to the improvements in the taste of my pound cake. She’d tasted it a few times over the years as I made it for my daddy’s birthday or Sunday dinner at her house. One day she tasted my pound cake, looked at me, as if she was noticing the talent one has for dancing or singing, and said 'I think you have the recipe down packed! At Thanksgiving we like to have an entire table dedicated to sweets, one pie and one cake isn’t going to do it. So four years ago when the time came to put together the Thanksgiving menu and the dessert question was asked I knew my auntie’s lemon meringue pie and chocolate cake would have a place at the table. Pecan pies and red velvet cake were added to the list and my mama suggested my pound cake was worthy of a spot at the Thanksgiving dessert table. The biggest honor one can get if you ask me.
Ingredients:3 cups sugar 1 cup or 2 sticks of butter ½ cup vegetable oil 5 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour ½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 cup milk (FYI: You can substitute for rice or almond milk. It will still taste good but the texture will be a bit different) 1 tsp vanilla or lemon extract (depending what taste you’re looking for…sometimes I like both)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour bunt pan if necessary. Or if you have a non-stick bunt pan then you’re good to go.
Sift together dry ingredients and then set aside. (If you don’t have a sifter a whisk will do….)
Cream (mix) together sugar, butter and oil.
Add flour and water to creamed mixture in three parts.
Pour into bunt pan.
Bake one hour to one hour and fifteen minutes, depending on your oven. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful weekend with the family!!