My family loves pound cake. I mean they really go mad for it. This is one item I had been in the habit of purchasing rather than making. However, as I was readying my menu on New Years Day (Yes, I’m that far behind.) I realized I had forgotten to pick up a pound cake for our fondue party. Some of the dippers for chocolate fondue are negotiable, but NOT the pound cake. I would have hand a mutiny on my hands! So I quickly whipped one up and threw (uh I mean gently placed in a quick manner. har har) it in the oven to bake while I prepared the rest of the food.
1 cup butter (the real thing) softened
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place the cake batter in a well buttered and floured 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool 10 -15 minutes and then remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
Slice (or in this case cube) and enjoy! I absolutely loved this cake. I thought it was so much better than prepurchased because I loved the crunchy outsides. One of my daughters, however, objected. It’s s super simple fix. Just place the cooled cake in a sealed plastic bag or container. In a few hours or over night the outsides become soft, just like store bought. Ha!