I know you’ve all had a slice of angel food cake, topped with some fruit and whipped cream. Why not something a little richer? Say, a nice velvety pound cake. It just so happens that Nana can help you out with that. A pound cake recipe, I mean.
Speaking of Nana…..she’s been missing for a few weeks but look! I found her. She forgot to take off her sunglasses indoors again. Oh Nana! Sometimes it would be totally dark outside and she’d still have her sunglasses on inside. She always said she forgot but who knows what was going on behind those Foster Grants?
So listen. Let’s make pound cake! It’s easy! And tasty! And I need an absorbent-yet delicious-platform on which I can place my canned plums in vanilla syrup.
I didn’t take any pictures of making this because, let’s face it–how exciting is it to see a bowl of white batter? Not very. It’s not like you can mess this up. I added a smidge of vanilla to the recipe because I like it. You can or you don’t have to. Make sure you butter and flour your loaf pan so the cake doesn’t stick. Pour in the batter. Bake it. That’s all. Really.
You can dress up a plain pound cake any way you want. Ice cream, fruit, whipped cream, chocolate, slightly toasted with jam. You name it. For this preparation, I placed a slice of cake on the plate and spooned on some of my canned plums, along with several spoonfuls of the canning syrup. Then topped it with a healthy dollop of whipped cream.