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When I first told BDK (my handsome husband) I was going to start writing a Southern recipe column he literally laughed out loud! I know you’re thinking what a mean man, but he really is as sweet as the pie I cannot cook. We always joke that I am culinarily challenged – so when we were sitting in one of our brainstorming meetings and I volunteered to write a recipe feature you can understand his surprise. Well, just for you fabulous readers I’ve decided to put away my debit card and tie on my seersucker apron.

I am so excited to share our first recipe with you: my Mama’s Homemade Pound Cake. Yum! (She even included her lower calorie version!). Download the recipe card here and start your collection today!

What you’ll need:
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter (LC Version: Use low fat margarine instead of butter).
3 cups sugar (LC Version: 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 1/2 cups Splenda).
1 cup sour cream (LC Version: Use non-fat sour cream or plain non-fat Greek yogurt).
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
6 large eggs (LC Version: Use 3 egg whites and 3 whole eggs).
1 teaspoon vanilla

Photo from Smitten Kitchen

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, whip the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until creamy. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg 1 at a time. Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10-inch bunt pan. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
For a little added deliciousness whip together a bit of powdered sugar, a splash of milk and a touch of vanilla extract. Whip until smooth and then drizzle over cooled cake for a tasty glaze. Sounds delicious, right? I promise you it’s divine!

What’s your favorite Southern recipe? Send it my way. We’re looking for all your best from below the Mason-Dixon. Find out all the details on submitting your favorite recipe here.

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Erin reply

    While I don’t think I have any decidedly Southern recipes, I have to say that I’m LOVING this new column! What a great idea!!! I remember asking about “the first meal as a married couple” and there was a lot of helpful feedback from all the readers–this is a great addition to the blog and the wannabe Martha Stewart in me is jumping for joy!!!!!

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  4. avatar martha reply

    Does the ribbon curl/burn when you bake the charms in the cake for the cake/riboon pull?

    • avatar Marissa reply

      Hi Martha! I would instruct not to bake the pulls into the cake. Most cake pull instructions suggest building the cake and icing all but the bottom edge. Then lay the cake pulls out evenly around the cake and use a long thin spatula to slide the ribbon under the cake. Then frost the bottom edge. Hope that helps, and be sure to share pics with us if you make cake pulls! xx

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