My family is all about cake:
My Dad literally lights up when a cake is presented. My grandmother made a simple cake every week which she kept on a glass cake plate covered with a dome. It was unfrosted and was served after lunch time with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a slice of ice cream. I would pinch little pieces of it all day long which earned me the nickname, "the mouse." It is a fond memory that I have and something I always think about when preparing cake batter. I like to keep things simple, and a delicious pound cake couldn't be easier to prepare with tasty results. For this Valentine's, I decided to bake a couple of loaf pound cakes.
One, I added some pink food coloring to -- to create a vibrant pink-hued cake:
I cooled each cake thoroughly and then cut big 1/2-inch slices:
With a heart-shaped cookie cutter, I made cuts in the center of each cake and then swapped out the cut pieces to create a graphically interesting slice of holiday cake:
I tried several different versions of the cake pieces, which would be perfect for a birthday or wedding shower or even a tea party for either adults or children.
We served a plated version with a dollop of crème fraîche and a cherry:
Here is a simple and delicious pound cake you can make for your loved ones. (Make two loaves and tint one pink.):
EASY POUND CAKE
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
1 tsp. each: vanilla, almond and lemon flavoring
Mix all ingredient together and spoon into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour.