Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pound Cake {Attempt #1}

At the beginning of the year I decided I wanted to DRASTICALLY improve upon my domestic duties...cookin', cleanin', and child rearin'. While each area needed a lot of attention, I wanted to improve most on my attitude as related to these duties. I want to serve my family with a joyful spirit rather than a complaining spirit. I want to find joy in this area of my life! I want Ellington to see me serving our family with a joyful spirit. So rather than putting off all of the chores and duties of being a wife and mom, I have jumped right in....and guess what?! I have found JOY. God's plan truly is the best. It just is. I still have a long way to go, but I think it's gotten off to a pretty good start!

I decided that every southern lady should have a pound cake that she can just rock out. So, I decided to try my hand at it this week. I used a recipe out of a Southern Living cookbook that Brad & Julie gave to us on our first married Christmas.

I even used our stand mixer that we got when we first got married. I think I have maybe used this once. I am scared of it for some reason. I know, being scared of a small kitchen appliance is lame, but what can I say!

Here is the finished product!

Unfortunately, I didn't love it. It wasn't bad. It just wasn't good. I think pound cakes are tough because it's such a bland dessert. You don't have frosting or chocolate to hide behind. I am not giving up though! I will try a different recipe next time!

Ellington was happily occupying her time while I was cooking. When I went to see what she was up to I found this:

Ha! She found some Kleenex! And you can see in the background that she also pulled out some laundry that was waiting for the washing machine!

If you have a great pound cake recipe (or any tips), please share! I'll keep you posted on my road to a perfect pound cake.


  1. Aahhh, yes. The things they can get into!! Well, your cake looks good even if it doesn't have the tast and consistency you would like to have. Keep hunting for recipes. Southern Plates has one that I am sure you can find online and I think the one Reagan uses is from our church cookbook.

  2. I have cooked a bajillion pound cakes and I am never pleased! haha I like my recipe, but it calls for butter milk which a) is gross. i hate smelling it before it gets mixed in and b) the smallest thing of buttermilk is still way more than i want to buy then you are left with all this buttermilk.
    I want to try a new that has cream cheese instead of buttermilk. Some people even use pudding, but thats more for chocolate pouncakes.