Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's a Pound Cake

I've never really done much baking other than cookies, but it's something I would like to do well.  Justin's grandmother gave me a few of her cook books when we visited her in May and this is where I found the recipe for my first pound cake.  Here is the book:

It was a pretty simple recipe and tasted great!  I started making it one night and began mixing the butter and cream cheese before I realized it took 1 hour and 45 minutes to bake.  So, I put the mixture into a bowl in the fridge for a few days, but it still worked well.  Here's how it looked:

I was very excited to get it out of the pan!  It's very important to grease and flour your pan well when baking something like this.  I used olive oil and I don't think I used quite enough.  So, I looked up how to get a cake out of a bunt pan.  Most of the information I found talked about what you needed to do BEFORE baking... and well, it was just too late for that.  All I could find to do after baking was beat the pan with the handle of a knife.  So, that's what I did.  Justin laughed at me.  I also tried to pry it from the sides of the pan with the knife.  Finally, I flipped it over and shook it.  Justin thought I was being funny, so he started videoing me.  I thought he was about to take a picture, I didn't realize he was videoing until he was turning it off.  I realize I'm probably asking to be made fun of, but here it is anyway:

E:  8
A:  7 (it called for 6 eggs, that's a lot of eggs!)
T:  2

HH:  9  (He ate a piece every day for a week!)


  1. Why is this the first video we've ever done? This is precious. Yessss!

  2. Ha!!! The video is great. :-) Taking cakes out is always a scary thing. You did great!


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