Pound cake is not considered the most gorgeous gal at the prom; in fact, there are those who would consider it quite plain, ordinary, and run of the mill. Not me. I have always loved pound cake.
I don’t care that it isn’t all dolled up with frosting and sugar roses. I just think it doesn’t need the adornment to shine, like a truly beautiful woman who needs no makeup.
Sure I like chocolate layer cake but pound cake and I go way back. It was the first cake I ever “made” or should I say defrosted? Remember Sarah Lee Pound Cake? I do. In fact it was one of the few things I mourned when I went gluten free. When I was developing my own gluten free flour blend I didn’t consider the development complete until it produced a perfect pound cake.
I once spent several weeks in a very impoverished country in West Africa. The quality of food in our relatively luxe hotel was as poor as the country’s inhabitants;