wendy and mamma
My mamma Essie Mae and my daughter Wendy Poo

This is my daughter Wendy’s favorite cake.  It was a family tradition for us to gather at my parent’s house on the 4th of July and Thanksgiving.  One year my daughter was almost in tears when she told my Mamma that she didn’t get any of her pound cake.   There were probably 6 other cakes for her to choose from but she wanted my Mamma’s cake.  Wendy is my parents first born grandchild need I say more.  My Mamma made another cake this one was made exclusively for Wendy  Poo.


2 cups salted butter, softened,  1 pound powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 6 large eggs, 3 cups cake flour, sifted at least 3 times.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour the pound cake pan set aside.  In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition.  Gradually add flour until smooth.  This batter is thick, to ensure your batter is smooth cut through the batter with a knife to break air bubbles.  Bake at 325 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.  Turn the cake onto a place allow the cake to cool the cake will drop out of the pan on its own.  Lightly sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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