My Mama loves her some Strawberry Shortcake.
Strawberry Shortcake made with pound cake, fresh sweetened strawberries and whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
So being the good daughter I am I made her homemade Strawberry Shortcake for Mother’s Day. Since Vanilla Bean Pound Cake (page 19) was the chosen recipe for this month’s Lick the Bowl Good Baking Group it worked out perfectly!
My Mama loved that I took the time to make her favorite dessert for Mother’s Day. She absolutely loved it and loved the homemade vanilla pound cake. Eric was disappointed that I took almost the whole loaf with me to my Mom’s (complaining that he didn’t get enough to sample) so I made the cake again just a few weeks later for another family dinner, and again a hit with everyone!
I am totally making this my ‘go-to’ pound cake recipe. Since I really didn’t change anything up from the original recipe in the book, I am just sharing the slight changes I did make, and encourage you to purchase the book and make it yourself!
Vanilla Bean Pound Cake (page 19 Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist):
Here are the exact changes I made:
- Reduced the butter to ½ cup (which is one stick).
- Omitted the vanilla bean and increased the vanilla extract to 1 tablespoon. I know this is Vanilla Bean Pound Cake and I am sure the vanilla bean made this pound cake top notch but I usually don’t keep vanilla beans on hand so I just used vanilla extract and it still tasted amazing!
- Replaced the buttermilk with sour cream, which is all I had on hand both times I went to make this.
In case you were wondering here are the recipes that the Lick the Bowl Good Baking Group has made so far (click on the link to find the recipe and/or completed recipe photos):
If you would like to bake along with us, join the Lick the Bowl Good Baking Group via the Facebook Group, Baking Through Lick the Bowl Good.
Check out the calendar of recipes we will be baking from Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist here.
Here is my official review of the cookbook and recipe for Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes here: Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes and Lick the Bowl Good: Classic Home-Style Desserts with a Twist Cookbook Review
Learn more about the cookbook author and fellow blogger, Monica, by reading this interview: “Bites with Bloggers” – Lick the Bowl Good
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