Friday, November 5, 2010

Recipe: Holiday Pound Cakes- Happy Holidays Everyone!

See Peg's Pound Cake entry for more info.  This recipe will make six small loaf pans.  I cut one lengthwise to show the colors but would normally cut across.  This cake is very good heated for about 10 seconds in the microwave.  Great with a cup of coffee or tea! 
Pound Cake
2 sticks butter (1/2 lb.) 
3 cups sugar
4 cups flour, sifted 3X ( I stir with a whisk instead)
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsps. baking powder
1 cup milk
2 tsps. vanilla
6 eggs
Directions: Add dry ingredients together and sift 3X. Add to creamed butter alternately with milk. Add vanilla. Add one egg at a time. Beat well. Pour into prepared loaf pans. (Spray with Pam and line across long sides with wax paper)
Bake in a 350' oven for 50-60 minutes depending on size of pan. Test with cake tester for doneness. The top of the cake will be tan when done.
Note: I tint some of the batter red and green - about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of each color (Christmas), orange (Halloween) etc. for a marble effect. Return tinted batter to pan and swirl with a knife in a figure "8". This cake also freezes well and makes a nice hostess gift over the holidays.

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Heather said...

The pound cakes looks delicious! I am a first time visitor, and I wanted to let you know that your header is beautiful! I just love all the bright flowers.

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Preemie Mami said...

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Tiffany Christie said...

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Barbara said...

I am following from the hop

momstheword said...

I LOVE pound cake! I especially love the colors idea. What fun gifts to make and give. The red could also be Valentine's Day and the green for St. Patrick's day. Fun ideas!

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

The Bucket Project said...

Hi, I found your blog through someone I'm following. That pound cake looks delicious. Bring on the holidays!

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Erin said...

I LOVE pound cake! Yours looks so festive!

Tree said...

Yummy! These look AWESOME!

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Jennifer V. said...

Oooooh, these look yummy!!!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Oh YUM!!!

Seams Inspired said...

These look delish! Thanks for sharing. Happy Tuesday! :o)

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Mmmmm... That looks yummy! I'll take two slices, please!

DWYHomemaking said...

Very cute and creative!

Sandy said...

Those look wonderfully delicious!

Jill said...

Stopping by as a new follower from wandering Weds. Hope you'll stop by and consider following me back!

craftyles said...

I love pound cake and this one looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

That looks delicious and I love the colours. Great recipe!
Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

What a treat! I would say that pound cake is one of my all time favorites -- the cake has such a full flavor, and with your lovely additions, I'm sure you've just added the icing to the cake, so to speak. Thank you for sharing this on Tuesday's Boardwalk Bragfest.

Liz said...

New follower from Buzz on by Blog Hop!

My boys would love this! Green cake! Thanks for posting!

SalemMomma said...

Those look so tasty! Thanks for the recipe.
I'm your newest follower, I hope you can stop by for a visit!

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful your pound cake looks! Oh, I want to try this! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and for the recipe!
I would love to know how you are making the recipe printable?????

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

I LOVE pound cake!!! Thanks a bunch for stopping by and linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you stop by again soon.

~Lori @ Paisley Passions


Following from the Fun Follow Friday! Would Love a follow back!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

MMMMM--I love me some poundcake! Thanks for linking up!

Naomi said...

Hi im your newest follower from Friday bog hop. Come on by and follow back, don't forget to comment :)!

lisaschaos said...

Those do look delish! :0)

Lisa said...

This is such a neat idea. They look so pretty when you slice into them.

shannon i olson said...

yum! a great unique treat, I would love it if you would consider linking them to my holiday treats page at NorthDakotaKitchen

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I love a good pound cake! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday.

Auntie E said...

Looks like a fun cake. you should come by and link up for the holiday flare contest.

Wendy said...

How festive! I love pound cake! Thanks for linking up to Tip Day Thursday at Around My Family Table. Link up anytime!


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