The recipe you see below was written by my mother sometime during my first year of marriage. She had come to stay with me when she found out I was pregnant with her first grandchild. You should know that my mom and I during my teen years did not get along to say the least. I gave her more trouble than she ever deserved. We had a very rocky relationship and previous to my marriage I did everything I could to stay as far away as I could. But, here I was newly married and expecting. The lights for me were coming on, and I could see the hope in my mom’s eyes. When I asked her for this recipe, she was so happy. I loved something from home and possibly even her! Which I did. My mom’s and my relation grew into a beautiful thing. She probably would have never guessed her and her rebellious teenage daughter would have so many years of love to live. If only in life we could see the end from the beginning how much easier it would be. So, when I make this pound cake I always think of my mom.
The wonderful thing about a food-blog is you will be able to see the end from the beginning when it come to making this little gem. It’s simplicity is equal to its comforting taste. It’s light, slightly lemony, and perfect with a cup of coffee or an aperitif of amaretto. I hope you give it a try. I also would like to know if food has ever bridged a gap between you and your mom or daughter. Join the conversation. Leave a comment. I’d love to know your story too.
1 cup of butter
3 cups of sugar
2 ¾ cups of all purpose flour
½ tsp of baking powder
½ tsp of salt
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract
½ tsp of lemon extract
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
Mix just until blended.
Stir in flavorings.
Pour into a greased and floured 12 Bundt pan.
Cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
¡Que Aproveche! Enjoy!
Golden Pound Cake
- 1 cup Butter
- 3 cups Sugar
- 5 Eggs
- 2-¾ cups All-purpose Flour
- ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ teaspoons Lemon Extrac
- Preheat oven to 325ºF and grease and flour a 12” bundt pan.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add this into the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until blended. Stir in flavorings.
- Pour into the greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove pan from oven and set it on a rack. Cool in the the pan for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Invert cake out of the pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
- ¡Que aproveche!