Piece of Cake

Often, it’s the simple things in life that are the best. Pound cake is one of those things.


This particular recipe showcases pound cake at its finest.  It came from my sister-in-law Lisa’s Aunt Carole in Little Rock, Arkansas. The ingredients are unassuming, the process is uncomplicated, but the cake is pretty magical. It’s great with whipped cream and berries, or chocolate syrup, or just by itself. Also, the recipe makes a lot of cake – a full bundt cake and a loaf pan. Two for one, and plenty to share.



We brought the cake over to our friends Erica and Justin’s tonight. They invited us over for some real comfort food: mini meat loaves, mac & cheese, and fresh veggies from the farmer’s market. As you can imagine, we’re feeling quite content after a feast like that.



Until We Eat Again,

Two Happy Cooks


Carole’s Sour Cream Pound Cake


3 sticks butter, salted

3 cups flour

3 cups sugar

6 eggs

¼ tsp baking soda

1 8-oz carton sour cream

1 tbsp vanilla extract

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients alternately with sour cream. Then vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan, and pour the excess into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 15 min. for the large cake, and 55 min. for the small cake.


  1. Kate Byers (@katebyersrd)

    Hi Alli & Mike:-) I’ve been a blog subscriber for a couple months and don’t think I’ve commented yet, so I had to reach out to say this recipe looks delish and I love that you guys are blogging! Also, Hailey has been absolutely obsessed with her “My Own Fairy Tale” book lately so I think of you guys often. We read it practically every night these days:-)

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