Snow and Buttery Pound Cake!

This morning we woke up to the first snowfall of 2018 here at Fort Campbell and this South Texas girl is super excited!  Everything looks so different and magical when it’s covered in snow— so charming and whimsical.  Sure I get it— it’s all fun and games until you’re cold and soggy but nothing a blanket, cozy socks, and warm cup of tea won’t fix!!  A toasty fire in the fireplace would really help too but we don’t have a fireplace.  So cozy socks and warm tea for me! I love my tea in the morning. My favorite is Earl Grey lightly sweetened (HA! generously sweetened) and fresh lemon. UMMM yum! Plus I feel so sophisticated.

As I sipped my tea and watched the snowflakes fall my mind couldn’t help but wander in the direction of SUGAR…obviously!  I know that’s always where my mind manages to wander. But think about it. Snow looks a LOT like powdered sugar. You see it right??

After assessing my pantry and fridge JACKPOT!  We had everything needed to make a pound cake.  Have I told y’all that pound cake is my favorite kind of cake? I love an ol’ fashioned buttery pound cake. I think it’s the texture that I prefer. So dense yet delicate—simple and indulgent all at once.  Plus you can jazz it up in so many creative ways.

Here it is! Of course it’s a bundt. Y’all know I have a weird obsession with bundt cakes. I don’t judge you! Check out my cute teapot and cup that I got for Christmas from my Nichie! He knows me and how I adore the Pioneer Woman!

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If I’m going to totally honest with you—Michael actually made the cake. I just delegated and instructed. As a matter of fact he mixed, baked and cleaned up. Yeah—I’m a lucky girl y’all!

Here’s the recipe:

Old Fashioned Butter Pound Cake

2 sticks butter (GOOD QUALITY & softened)

1 3/4 cups sugar

5 lg eggs (room temp)

2 cups AP flour (sifted)

1 tsp vanilla

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour pan(s).
  2. Cream the butter until smooth.
  3. Add sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and beat until fully incorporated.
  5. Lower speed and slowly add flour. Add vanilla and mix completely.
  6. Spoon batter into pan and smooth even.
  7. Bake for 1 hour 25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Cool in pan on a rack for 30 minutes before turning out onto cake plate.
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