Hey Guys. So I was on a roll for October and it must’ve burned me out, because I disappeared during November. What in the world. It’s ok though, because I’m back this week with not 1, not 2, but THREE recipes. All of which you can add to your Thanksgiving rotation and any holiday parties, potlucks or gatherings! This first one I’m bringing you is a real good recipe. I posted a video of this when I was first working on the recipe and it has been performing so well for me. Twitter is not my strongest platform, yet this one cake has gotten over 40,000 impressions and the video has been viewed over 4,000 times!! I thought it’d only be right if I shared this with my readers.
My mother, who taught me the foundation of my cooking, is a southern woman. She is from North Carolina and all of her family are cooks! My Aunt Vonda, makes great pork chops (I told ya’ll about her before), biscuits and cakes. And of all of the cakes she makes, the one that gets requested the most is her pound cake. I don’t even like pound cake, per se, and I’ll fight a child for a slice of hers! It’s perfect in texture: crisp, browned outside and soft, supple inside, and in flavor: super buttery, and just the right balance of sweetness. She could (and should) sell these cakes and sell more than Patty Pies…and rightfully so. It’s because of my aunt, that I decided to make this brown sugar pound cake. I wanted a cake of my own that would not be compared to hers, but could sit on the same table…in the back. Lol.
What makes this cake so special is that there is not a ton of sweetness in the cake, so that the glaze can shine without putting you into a sugar coma. There’s also textures that keep it interesting, such as the toasted pecans and the toffee bits for crunch and the firm outside of the cake next to the fluffy center. There’s also tons of flavor with the backnotes of molasses from the brown sugar, the earthyness from the toasted pecans and the butteryness from…well, the butter! Lol. I usually would give a breakdown of why this is good for you, but that’s not really the kind of recipe this is. All I can say is bless the people in your life you love with this one and let me know how it goes! If it gets you a baby on the way, the name Magic has always had a ring to it!