I ended up finding a highly recommended pan on Amazon. We'll be trying a cheesecake soon. I decided to that a pound cake would be just as fun to make. Savannah was just happy to be in the kitchen so she didn't mind changing the plan up a bit.
I had my reservations about this cake. After searching for what looked like an easy recipe for hours I decided on this one from the southern food queen herself, Paula Deen.
The prep for this cake was super easy. I have a hand mixer (I really want a KitchenAid Mixer but I also really want pretty clothes, bag and shoes. The mixer loses every time.) which made it take a bit longer than I think it should have.
The next time I make this cake I'll add just a wee bit more vanilla. It really was perfect though. It's Tuesday morning and there's maybe four slices of cake left. I really wanted to show you all a pretty plated slice with fruit but I would start eating and forget to snap a pic each time.
Cooking and baking reminds me so much of how I grew up eating big dinners at my Grandmother's house. Our family dinners would be filled with so much food and even more cakes and pies. I really want to become that for my kids. My Grandma made it look so easy. Everything was always so tasty.
We lost my Grandma back in November but her legacy and the way she lived her life will always be something that I hold so close to my heart. Whenever I am cooking I think of her and my Mom. It's one of the ways I try to carry on family traditions while living so far away from family.
If you're new to baking like me give this recipe a try. What family traditions are you hoping to carry on for your family?