Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Time for pound cake!

Two years ago I authored a unique cookbook titled Killer Recipes. I invited my author friends to send recipes they loved for the book and we'd give the book sales to charity (ACS). An overwhelming number of them sent as many as five recipes for the book. Each spring when Relay For Life comes around, I am able to donate over a thousand dollars for cancer research because of this book and the generosity of its contributors. During this season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, I will post some fabulous recipes. I hope you enjoy them. I begin with Vicki Lane's recipe, from her grandmother. I'm sure Vicki misses her this time of year.


Ba’s* Pound Cake


2 sticks butter
1 2/3 cups sugar
2 cups flour
5 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla

Cream butter and sugar thoroughly (by hand or with an electric mixer). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.  Add flour and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Put batter in well-greased tube pan. Put in cold oven, turn oven to 350 and bake one hour. (Note-- this is not a high-rising cake -- it's dense and delicious.) For a decadent treat, cut a slice, butter it, and run it under the broiler. (* Ba is Vicki’s grandmother.)

Vicki Lane, author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Mystery series:  In A Dark Season, Old Wounds, Art’s Blood, and Signs in the Blood


No comments: