Monday, August 16, 2010

How to "Make a Classic" ....pound cake, that is!

Once again, we have made a small adjustment to the summer list!
We were suppossed to read a classic.   I hate to say, we didn't get to that one. The kids are almost finished with their required summer reading, but none of those were true classics!

One "classic" that we have enjoyed for many years is Aunt Karen's Pound Cake.
Anytime we get together with David's brother, Michael, and his wife, Karen, we strongly suggest or happily request that Aunt Karen make her classic pound cake!
This weekend, they came into town for a visit.  Aunt Karen thought it might be fun if she brought the "top secret" recipe and taught David (the wanna be baker) how to make it!
She is smart, huh? Now whenever we ask...she'll be able to say ......well, you know what she'll be able to say!  Like I said, Smart thinking!

This is what it looks like to learn to make a "classic."

Doesn't that look yummy?

Maybe one day I'll be able to share the top secret recipe.
For now...I have been forbidden!
I kinda like it that way!

Enjoy the week!
10 more days 'til school starts!


  1. OK...that is SOOO not fair! That looks so yummy and no recipe?!?!? I love that it's baked in a bundt (or is that an Angel food cake) pan too. Can you at least do one as a giveaway then?

  2. Way to improvise on your list! I would have picked baking over reading a classic anyday...shhh don't tell! Looks like a lot of help went into making that pound cake. I'm wondering if you get enough commments begging Aunt Karen for the recipe...if she'll change her mind?! :)

  3. That looks delicious! We have a secret family recipe for totally made from scratch ranch dressing. I have been sworn to secrecy on it as well. I always say "one day" I will share.

    Enjoy your week!

  4. Oh no, I can't believe the recipe is top secret. It does look good. Please let Aunt Karen know, the more the recipe is used the better hers will taste. It's the Good Baking Karma rule. I think this would be a perfect opportunity for a giveaway : )
    Are you going to have a runner's corner where we can meet, or a day to show up and drink water together and wipe our brow while discussing our new calf muscles?

  5. Everyone has to have a couple of secrets. . .right?

    Love your kitchen. . .maybe I should hire you to come and help me redo ours!

    Have a good day enjoying that yummy cake!

  6. Well at least you know the secret now. It does look yummy and how fun to learn to bake something new.

  7. That looks so good! Yummy! I bet you all enjoyed it so much. That was so nice of her to share her "top secret" recipe. :)

  8. A pound cake that takes 4 people to make...,.sounds good to me. Actually, I love when everyone is in the kitchen working together, it just says family to me.
    I sent a recipe into Sunset Magazine once that I made up myself for a citrus pound cake and it was published. Pretty fun huuh?

  9. I've never successfully made one of these - i FAIL every single time! Great job - it looks delicious!

  10. I have never made a pound cake from scratch!
    That looks absolutely delicious!!
    And I love the bead board and open shelving in your kitchen!:)
    Enjoy the day

  11. Yummo! The family that bakes together surely stays together. I hope that recipe makes it to here sometime.

  12. I love to bake. This looks so good!