So the other day I commented on the size of my butt, and my hubby said “well honey you have been losing all this weight you look great” and I just looked at him and said “huh?” guess he is blinder than I thought….probably just blinded by Love! Ha!
So I said “no, I have not lost any weight” and he said “well your Blog said that you were trying” so I guess he just assumed that:
1.) I was indeed trying to lose weight, yet we frequent my favorite local restaurant “Y-not BBQ & Grill” – (Hi Lily & Erica!!!!) at least once a week.
2.) Everything you read is the honest truth – which it kinda is cause I hope to lose weight, like maybe to wake up and by a miracle the weight is gone.
3.) Eating is a form of exercise.
So anyway, why I started this post. Last year I was watching an episode of Oprah and Paula Deen was on it. It was hilarious, you might be able to go to Oprah’s web site and it might be in the archives. Paula was making her Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake, and it looked so yummy.
But as she was adding the vanilla, you know how they have all the ingredients in these cute little dishes scattered around with all the proper measured ingredients in them, ya’ll that is how I bake (tryin’ to sound like Paula) I got my little glass bowls with everything measured precisely so I can just add them lickety split…who cares how many sinks of dishes will have to be washed later. Of course I don’t have that many individual little bowls, so I just use Dixie cups, and lickety split when I am done..in the trash…no dirty dishes!
OK back to the story….so as Paula was emptying her little glass dish of vanilla into the cake batter with that beater thing going around in it, it fell in, and there was cake batter and glass flying, and I thought Oprah was gonna spit the mouthful of cake out on the floor she was laughing so hard, and Paula was laughing too, and I know that if that was me and my BFF Tracy, that would have been a Depends moment…if ya catch my drift.
So they cut to the cake that was finished, cause who wants to eat glass? The cake looked so yummy I decided I would make it one day.
Along comes Valentines Day, and I am hankering for some of that cake, and wanted to surprise my valentine with some yummy dessert for supper. I got all the ingredients and started to bake. Now it called for it to go into a 10 inch tube pan, but to me it looked like a bundt pan, and I had one of those. I filled it up…the batter seemed a little high, but what the heck, didn’t want to waste any of it.
I set it to cook and came out to my Studio to work on cards. I don’t know how long after, time stands still when I am stamping, I can smell something burning….I go back to the kitchen and yep, it would be my cake. It is kinda spilling over and burning on the bottom of the oven, but don’t worry folks I have a liner so it is not all bad.
I didn’t want to take it out cause it still needs to cook longer and all will be wasted if I take it out now, so I let it continue to cook, it stops smoking after a while, and its not like there were flames.
So once I tested it a few times and realized it was done I took it out of the oven.
But as you can tell this cake was beyond frosting. And the whole presentation factor of the cake was gone too.
I had me a couple nibbles to make sure it was edible, and it was really good, even without the frosting.
But as I was pulling out the liner from the bottom of the oven to take it outside I could not help notice what the burned dripping stuff looked like….remember I said this was for Valentine’ Day?
Look at it! It looked like a heart! I was like OMG! How funny is that? Was that a sign?
I was like hmm….what if I make it on Christmas, what kind of shape would it burn into then?
So I saved it outside so that I could show my hubby and son when they got home, cause I still could not get over it.
Now of course my son, who is a teenager, and ya know what teenagers think about right?
Of course, he was like it looks like a bum! Well of course if you turn it upside down, it does, but I was like no, it is a heart.
So anyway, if you want to make the cake I put the recipe below, and when it calls for 10 inch tube pan…ya might want to follow the directions.
Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake
- 1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter
- 3 cup sugar
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine and cream the butter, sugar, and add the sour cream. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add the sifted flour to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg one at a time. Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10- inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Let me know how it turns out, thanks for stopping in!