Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Nice Pound Cake, But Not Sara Lee
I consider myself to be picky when it comes to yellow cake. I know that sounds bizarre, but I am not a huge chocolate fan. I always have a yellow cake for my birthday, and my two boys are following suit. I have always also loved Sara Lee's pound cake. If it is in the house, I will literally eat the entire loaf until it is gone. My mom used to slice it in layers and put strawberries and whip cream between it. I have also drizzled it with pineapple topping and praline syrup.
So, I have been surfing the Internet for a while now to find a "copy cat" recipe. Most of the reviews on recipes have said the same thing, nice pound but not like the original. Then I stumble across a recipe from the Copykat website, that promised to be just like the real thing. I set out to make it today, and oh boy, was I disappointed. The one thing that draws me to Sara Lee's pound cake is the texture. It has such a tight crumb and density, that I enjoy.
When I cut into it, I knew right away it wasn't the same. I kept an open mind and sampled a piece. It had a pleasant vanilla pound cake taste, but the texture was way off. The bottom line is, it's a nice pound to serve as a short cake or with ice cream, but it's not Sara Lee.
If you want to try it for yourself and give me your review, here's the recipe.