Pound cakes in heaven?

By Staff
How beautiful the place called Heaven must be. We think of golden streets, alabaster dwellings, angelic music, and favorite sweet heavenly smells like pound cake cooking. This is one of the most comforting smells I know. When you cook a pound cake at home the aroma fills every corner of the dwelling when it is in the oven and gives you a sense of peace, comfort, and joy. What special gifts our kitchens help us make to offer to others.
Many of us enjoy pound cakes. Pound cakes can be made with all kinds of tastes and are easily baked in a tube pan, unlike two or three layer cake pans. Pound cakes may be served with a glaze or topped with fruit as it is being served. A lemon glaze (recipe included on this week's recipe page) on a fresh pound cake is easy to prepare and hard to beat on flavor. I love that taste!
My Grandmother made wonderful pound cakes. She would slice a good thick piece of cake, put it on a serving plate, and scoop fresh strawberries or peaches with juice over the cake. Then she topped it with whipping cream.
When you do this, prepare your fruit ahead of time. Clean and prune, peel and slice the fruit and sprinkle with sugar and put in the refrigerator earlier in the day. This will make a good juice form in the fruit. That is what makes it so good on the cake because it will absorb that juice.
I haven't tried the Cherry Nut Pound Cake found on our recipe page this week but I plan to try it soon. It sounds like a very tasty cake.
When we were young, a family from Walker County would come to see us and bring their musical instruments with them.
My Mother and her brothers were musicians, and so were her cousins. They gathered around the piano and played songs of the 20's while the children sang and some danced.
At the end of this treat Mother would bring out a good pound cake, hot coffee, and cokes. We celebrated our lives together and renewed the pleasures of being with our family and the heavenly pound cake surely helped.

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