In searching for cake ingredients in my pantry cabinet today, to bake my husband a simple birthday cake, I remembered I had my mother’s bundt pan. It had been in the ‘closet’ of my father’s garage.
It has seen better days ,which makes it even more endearing to me. I especially love it because its scale is smaller than the usual size bundt pan. It is the perfect size.
That perfect storm of searching, feelings, the desire to bake a simple birthday cake with what I had on hand , a pan of my mother’s that is just the right size, all mixed up and thrown into my 20 year old oven , made today perfect.
Simple Pound Cake Baked in Mother’s Pan
2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla
Mix the softened butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Once blended, add the flour. Mix well. Add vanilla , and I also added 1/2 tsp of almond extract and an extra tsp of vanilla.
Bake at 350 until done.
Is this the best pound cake I have ever tasted? No, that award would have to go to my Aunt Jody.
This is the easiest, and it would make a wonderful base for fruit and whipped cream (or a scoop of blue bell) because it has such a mild flavor.
Enjoy this and other recipes at Designs by Gollum’s Foodie Friday.