Ultimate Southern Pound Cake

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This is the perfect cake for entertaining, Sunday suppers and special occasions. It’s unbelievably moist and great topped with vanilla ice cream and or strawberries! I could seriously eat this entire cake by myself in a short period of time. Luckily I have plenty of family and friends around so share it with.
Ingredients
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup fresh Key Lime juice – leave out the lime juice for a plain vanilla pound cake

Key Lime Glaze
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar 10x
3 tablespoons fresh Key Lime Juice – substitute milk for lime juice for plain icing or leave off the icing all together!
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Adapted from Southern Living.

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Start by preheating your oven to 325° F then prepare your pan. I like to use a bundt pan with the recipe and I like using Baker’s Joy with flour. Spray your pan well to keep it from sticking.

In a bowl sift your flour, baking powder and salt then set aside.

In your mixer bowl, beat the softened butter and shortening at medium speed until creamy. Gradually and slowly add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.

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Add your eggs one at a time, only beat eggs until barely blended.

Now you are ready to add the flour alternating with the milk but be sure to end with flour. Beat at low speed after adding flour or milk until combined.

Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the vanilla extract and lime juice. Fill your pan with the batter and now you are ready to bake.

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Baking time will depend on your oven and the pan you use. My oven cooks fast and only took 1 hour and 2 minutes or until wooden tooth pick comes out clean. At my previous home, the oven took 1 hour and 12 minutes. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes, remove from pan onto a wire rack for cooling.

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Mix the Key Lime Glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed Key Lime Juice and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Drizzle over cake just before the cake is completely cooled.

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This cake is delicious!

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Most people can’t eat just one slice, if nothing else they ask for another to take home! Everyone will love this cake and want the recipe! 🙂

 

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I hope everyone has a great week!

 

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Best Ever Coconut Cake

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Coconut cake at Christmas and Easter time is a must in our family. Everyone loves coconut cake. This recipe has been in our family for several generations. The coconut cake is very moist, it’s easy to make and it’s delicious! This is a 4 layer cake and the icing has to be made at least 24 hours in advance. Icing & Filling 1 – 16 oz. Sour Cream 2 cups granulated sugar 2 – 9 oz. coconut Mix all together, let set in fridge over night.

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This is what the icing will look like after it is mixed.

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There is nothing better than a slice of coconut cake! Coconut Cake 2 – sticks margarine 1/3 cup Crisco 3 cups granulated sugar 3 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 5 eggs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring Sift baking powder and flour together, set aside. Cream margarine, Crisco, sugar well, add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternating with milk. Add vanilla and mix well. Bake in 4, 9 inch round pans at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes depending on your oven. I cook 2 pans at a time so that they cook evenly. Let the cake layers cool completely before building your cake. Once you have completed building and icing the cake, place in the fridge so that it can set. The longer the better before serving.

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My oldest daughter Lauren and my son Michael love this cake! Enjoy!

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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cake

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Chocolate Chip Cake using a Tube Pan

Let me tell you that this chocolate chip cake has 14 ounces of chocolate!!  It is so moist and full of chocolate and so very easy to make. I have been making this cake for over 15 years and from the very first time I made it my children immediately said it was their favorite. They are now grown and it is still their favorite! I get request to make this cake from everyone I know because it is that good.

You can also make this cake using a bundt cake pan instead of a tube pan.

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Chocolate Chip Cake using a Bundt Pan

I modified the original recipe many years ago so that I could use more chocolate and to make it really moist. In 2004 I won first place with the cake in a local baking contest.

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Above are my ingredients. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees or 325 for confection oven.

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Start by grating your semi-sweet chocolate squares, the picture above shows the remaining grating chocolate after mixing the batter. This grated chocolate will be used on top of the cake after baking.

Mix cake mix, pudding, oil and milk. Add eggs one at a time, beat throughly but be sure not to over beat. Stir in chocolate chips and all but 2/3 cups of grated chocolate.

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Above is the batter after adding the grated semi-sweet chocolate. Once the cake batter is ready, pour into your prepared pan. You can bake this cake in either a bundt pan or tube pan. This time I used a tube pan but either will work fine. Be sure to prepare your pan with a good spray of Bakers Joy. If you miss this step you will not be able to remove the cake from the pan. Bake for about 50 – 55 minutes or until done depending on your oven.

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After the cake has cooled approximately 10-12 minutes, I remove from the pan and then top with the remaining grated semi-sweet chocolate. Once the cake has completely cooled I dust with 10x sugar.

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I almost didn’t get a picture of the cake after it was cut, it gets eaten so fast because it is sooo good!!

Give this recipe a try, I promise you will love it! Here is my recipe.

1 -box Duncan Hine Deluxe Yellow Cake Mix
1 – 3 oz box instant vanilla pudding
1 – cup cooking oil
1 – cup milk 2% or higher
4 large eggs
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate squares – grated
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

This is the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cake!

From my home to yours, I want to wish everyone 

a very Happy & Joyous Holiday Season!

Happy Baking!

Michael

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