My mother-in-law was a fabulous cook. Whenever anyone would drop in unexpectedly at the Crossroads, she would whip up a meal within minutes. Sometimes that meal would just be a fresh tomato sandwich, but she always put her special touch on it. Other times it would be a full meal. My husband Leo and his brother Woody, who were on the radio, would invite people to have lunch with their mother. There were actually a few strangers who stopped by and had one of those now famous, fresh tomato sandwiches.
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Sarah always had something sweet to eat in the house. She made a great pound cake. Today I made her cake, and I know she is smiling down on us for carrying on her culinary history.
To make this cake, you will need:
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 6 eggs at room temperature
- 3 cups plain flour (I used cake flour)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons almond or lemon flavoring (I used 1 tsp of each)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Grease and flour your pan.
I used a bundt pan.
Alternate adding the flour and the sour cream. Mix well. Add the flavorings and mix a little more. Pour the batter into your pan and bake 1 1/2 hours at 300 degrees. Take the cake out of the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes.