FREDA's StoryThis recipe was Printed in a Local Mississippi Newspaper Over 20-25 Years ago. The recipe came from a Dear Old Friend Of Elvis's. This Lady, used to make this for him every Christmas and on Special Occasions according to the article. In the Article she made the Paper keep her Name Anonymous, for Fear that people would Bombard her Tupelo, Missippi Home with Requests to make her cakes for them.
This batter is so good, I could eat it without ever baking the cake. This cake is so Light, and tender its just wonderful. There are Just NO WORDS that describe the delicate texture and taste.
This cake is so Good, You won't have to ask her to bake for You.
You can do it yourself, with pride.
Note: DO NOT PREHEAT YOUR OVEN
ELVIS PRESLEYS FAVORITE WHIP CREAM POUND CAKE
salted butter, = 2 sticks, softened @ room temp
eggs @ room temp
cake flour, sifted twice
whipping cream (heavy cream)
good vanilla extract
1Butter and Flour 10" tube or Bunt cale pan
2Crean together Sugar and Butter till fluffy
3Add Eggs, one at a time, Beat well after each.
4Mix in 1/2 the Sifted flour, (MUST SIFT the Flour Twice)
then Whipping cream,
then the other 1/2 of the SIFTED flour. Stir well
6Pour into Prepared flour Coated pan. MUST be a Tall pan it Rises to a Full Angel food sized cake pan. Its a big Pound cake. (See Photo)
7Place in "Cold Oven" and turn on the Heat to 350* degrees, (DO NOT PREHEAT OVEN)
My Personal Note:
when I baked this in My Oven I baked this at 350 for 1 hr 50 min. and it was done. I tested with a sharp knife, as its pretty tall. My suggestion; Watch your ovens and check after 1 1/2 hrs as ovens do differ.
8Bake 1 hr 30 min. (1 1/2 hrs) until sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
9Cool in pan, 5 min.
10Remove from pan and cool thoroughly.
11Wrap well this cake will Keep for several days. (even out on the Cupboard & Still be Moist and Good) . . I did just that.
(This recipe is printed as it was in the Mississippi Newspaper article)
Original Recipe does not say this, But I have used other flavors, such as, Orange and Lemon Extract in place of Vanilla, for Lemon or Orange Pound cake.
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