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.
What you need to make Pound Cake
- 3 cups sugar
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 6 eggs at room temperature
- 3 cups plain flour (I used cake flour)
- 1 cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons almond or lemon flavoring (I used 1 teaspoon of each)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
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.
How to make Pound Cake
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Grease and flour your pan.
- Add the baking soda to the sour cream and mix together.
- Cream the butter and the eggs. Then add the sugar.
- 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 ½ hours at 300 degrees.
- Take the cake out of the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes.
I couldn't wait any longer. I cut a piece while it was still warm, put some peaches that I had put up last summer over it, and topped it off with some whipped cream.
Jane I cannot wait to try this recipe. Pumpkin pie is a favorite of mine so I am sure I will love this cake. It is nice to have access to one if Mothers cake recipes. As you stated in your post she was a fabulous cook and I have fond memories of her tomato sandwiches. Thank you for sharing the pumpkin cake recipe. Jean
Yummmmmy! I'm Southern and we speak fluent Pound Cake....I'm gonna try this recipe for the holidays! I'm going to try substituting half Splenda and half sugar as both dh and I are diabetic. And lite sour cream and butter. I know it won't be as good, but maybe a good facsimile. And now I'm craving pot roast....thanks a bunch!
I sure miss that lady and her pound cake was very good.
Jane: Read all of the recipes, esp. the pound cake. I have type 2 diabetes and have been trying for the longest to find someone that has made a sugar free pound cake. Do you have a recipe for one? Tell Leo that I am an old friend (retired police officer). Take Care and be safe.
Jim just brought in the pound cake that Jean made... OMG it is DELICIOUS!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe Jane!
Jean S. Windham
I guess I could say the original Jean Windham or the first Jean Windham in the family.
Jean S. Windham
Jane what a delight to read about one of my favorite places in the world and two of my favorite people. The blog is very interesting and the cottage is lovely. Thanks for putting the cottage out for all to enjoy. I would like the recipes so if I give you my info I guess I could tag the recipes to use. As you can see I am new to blogging.
Jane, I just put Sarah's pound cake in the oven . Our house smells so good. Can't wait
Mmmmm...that pound cake looks good! I think I'll try it this weekend.
I love your blog!
Susan in SC
This looks so good! We might all just have to join you for a piece of cake and a cup of coffee!
Would love to have you! I have one of those fancy coffee machines. You just gave me an idea for a post!
Poundcake with peaches is my all time favorite!
Teresa, thank you for your comment. I have enjoyed your blog, and if you don't mind, I'm going to add you to my blogroll.
Jane and Leo, Lamar sure is lucky to have you there. You are a fabulous team and are having too much fun. Leo, I appreciate seeing your mom's picture and the handsome and ready to work gas attendant wasn't too slack. Jane, I haven't put too much energy into the kitchen, but when I do, I know where to look. Thanks for sharing your happiness. Ron
I can't wait to try your poundcake, especially warm out of the oven!