A Veteran’s Favorite…Pound Cake

November 4, 2013

If you’ve subscribed to Cake in the City’s youtube channel, you already know that our father is a Veteran and pound cake is his favorite dessert.  In honor of Veteran’s Day, Monday Nov 11th, we will be giving all Veteran’s a free mini pound cake on Saturday November 9th (we are closed on Mondays).  As promised in the video, here are a few additional tips for baking a great pound cake:

1.  Grease the pan.  Vegetable shortening, such as Crisco, dusted with flour works will, so does Baker’s Joy.  Whatever you do, don’t pour the batter in the pan before you grease it!

2. Mix, mix, mix.  Good baking takes time so don’t rush the process.  When adding ingredients give them a chance to mix together well before adding the next ingredient.

3. Don’t overcook. Test for doneness by inserting a long toothpick or knife into the center of the cake.  If it comes out clean the cake is done.  Since the pan and cake are still hot they will continue to cook moments after coming out of the oven, so once the toothpick is clean take it out immediately to avoid a dry cake.

4. Topping. Flavored drizzles, such as lemon, almond, pineapple, and chocolate add a delicious touch.  Another great idea is to top your pound cake with fresh fruit and eat it while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.

Watch the video for additional tips on fun ingredients to add to your pound cake! Click here!

Sweet Blessings 🙂

 

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Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

November 4, 2013

I have to start Cake in the City’s blog with a bit of transparency… we are not a family of bloggers or social media enthusiasts.  So for a while I pondered about possible blog topics, and although I don’t have a long list of things to talk (or blog) about, I’ve found a place to start by revealing something about myself! Yay!

Out of the MANY desserts we bake daily one of the things I can’t keep my paws off is the sweet potato pie, it is my absolute favorite!  Prior to opening the bakery I researched recipes and collected them from family members not realizing the BEST sweet pie lived in the heart of my mother!!  You see, when I find something I like, I stick to it.  So for years, per my request, my mother baked an apple pie for my birthday, and I was fine with that until she baked a sweet potato pie!

When baking a pie, she is so particular.  There is only one store in Orlando where she will purchase the sweet potatoes, every ingredient is measured exactly, and there is a certain order and time frame that the ingredients are mixed together.  Although we’ve tried to replicate her sweet potato pie the taste and texture is never the same.  She must bake them, ALL of them!

So, from one sweet potato pie lover to another, this is a pie you don’t want to miss out on this holiday season!

Baking Tip: Always use quality ingredients, it definitely makes a difference!

Sweet Blessings 🙂

Sweet Potato Pie

Impossible to eat just one!

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