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Jul 092014

Strawberry Shortcake With Sour Cream Pound Cake

I had bought some fresh strawberries for the holiday and wanted some pound cake to serve them over and could not find my pound cake recipe that I had been making for years. It disappeared from my recipe box and I could not find it on our site, so I went searching in cook books. Then I  realized I only had 6 eggs in the frig (thought I had another dozen in my back up frig, there I go thinking again) and most cakes I found called for the amount at least 6 eggs. Chickens I got are still not producing and it looks like they’ll end up on the dinner table!

I found this recipe in a Southern Living Cookbook, it called for only 2 eggs and sour cream which I wanted to use and by leaving out the cinnamon topping, I thought it would be a winner for my nice fresh berries.

Kenny wanted to make some ice cream that day too and when I went to put my cake together, I realized that I had only enough vanilla to make the cake so Kenny had to put his ice cream off until I could go to the store; need to get my butt cracking, (oops did I say that!) and make some homemade vanilla, I have the beans but not the vodka! Had some close calls just over one cake.

Now I have to tell you this, the cake, although tasty, was a little on the sweet side for us so it was just a one time shot. I need to interrogate family members and see if I ever gave them the original recipe I used to make and if not, find a less sweet version for future baking! So, no major disasters to report!

The berries - whipped cream and cake tasted awesome together!

The berries – whipped cream and cake tasted awesome together!


5.0 from 2 reviews
Strawberry Shortcake With Sour Cream Pound Cake
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teas baking powder
  • ½ teas salt
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 teas vanilla extract
  • I used a little blue food coloring only to get the red white and blue effect for the 4th
  1. Cream the butter and gradually add the sugar while beating until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Stir in ⅓ of the flour mixture into the creamed sugar, stirring until blended.
  5. Follow with half of the sour cream and continue with another ⅓ of the flour, remaining sour cream and ending with last of the flour, blending well after each addition.
  6. Stir in the vanilla.
  7. Pour mixture into a well greased and floured Bundt pan.
  8. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until cake tests done.
  9. Cool for 1 hour before removing from pan.


Has any of my friends out there ever used pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract by Lorann Gourmet? I had never heard of it before, but it is made in the USA and has only vanilla beans, water and alcohol for ingredients. I bought a bottle today and Kenny will be using it in his ice cream today. Hope it’s good……………….enjoy!

May 292014

Memorial Day Feast

What a week and what a BBQ we had! Wanted to get this in yesterday however, with a very bad storm yesterday afternoon that produced hail and a long power outage, I got delayed.
It was so nice having the kids down from Indiana and their son on leave from the Air Force base, and then granddaughter and her family to join in the festivities! The house is now back to quiet and I have not had to cook any food as we had a ton left overs.

Scott - Shawnee - Gunner

Scott – Shawnee – Gunner

Always been one to way over cook as I never want anyone to go home hungry, a lesson drilled in my head ever since I can remember. Of course, if all my buddies out there in cyber-world had shown up at Regina’s Kitchen like they said, I wouldn’t have had so much food left, where were you guys anyhow?  Kenny was glad when I told him that the chicken was finally used up but we are still munching on potato salad, corn and corn bread. All of the dishes I prepared, were old, tried and true recipes that I have been making with one exception, my granddaughter’s B’day cake.

She did get all the candles blown out..

She did get all the candles blown out..

I had found a recipe for a watermelon looking cake and thought I would try a little different approach to making it. I made a regular white cake from Swan’s cake flour, dyed half the batter red for the inside of the melon and left the other part white for the rind. To the red batter, I added some raisins to make the seeds and with some not to fond of raisins, I didn’t put enough in to make it realistic looking. I used tin foil to separate the rind from the center and when I pulled out the foil, the batter kinda blended in together in places causing it not to be perfect in any way. Then I made a simple cream cheese icing, dyed it green for the rind and slapped it together, and I mean slapped it as it wasn’t the prettiest cake I ever made, just too much going on in the kitchen. When she saw the cake, she asked me what it was and I told her it was a surprise for when she cut it open! It was one of those cakes that tasted much better than it looked, trust me!

Went great with homemade ice cream!

Went great with homemade ice cream!


The rest of our cookout included:
Deviled eggs, glazed chicken, BBQ ribs with a dry rub, cole slaw, fresh corn on the grill, potato salad, country corn bread, Kenny’s baked beans with cane syrup, Kielbasa sausage, and of course the cake with homemade ice cream! I think I covered it all……….

cookout and shawnee and hail 003

Kenny of course, covered cooking on the grill although, I did cook the meat off somewhat in the oven as the temps that day were extremely HOT outside hovering over 90 degrees and I figured that would at least cut down on the time on the grill! The girls and I handled what was left to do in the kitchen and then it was a race to the buffet to eat. Kenny said it seemed funny that it takes so long to prepare and then maybe a half an hour to eat. I’ve been trying to tell him that for years of cooking by myself………….the cooking and cleanup is always the worst!
But all in all, everyone enjoyed the hard work put into the meal and that’s all that counts! Hope you all had as great of a holiday as we did and maybe now we can get back to normal, well at least until the Fourth of July!

P.S. Anyone want a kitten as mama cat finally brought her litter out of the woods for us to see, they’re awfully cute but Kenny said we have more cats than we need…..yada, yada, yada!


Hiding under the porch.Missing the all white one.

Hiding under the porch.Missing the all white one.

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