I decided to make strawberry shortcake for Easter and searched online at the Food Network for a pound cake recipe. I had some old cookbooks from my dad’s church that I grew up in, but most of them called for Crisco and I’m just not a Crisco baker (sorry mom!). In fact, the one little can of Crisco I had in the pantry smelled rancid, so I had to throw it out. Do you cook with Crisco?? I grew up seeing Crisco in the pantry, but I just don’t use it.
So, this one looked like it would be good….and oh my, is it ever! Do not pay attention to all the butter and sugar. If you are making pound cake, you just can’t worry about the calories. It’s a special treat after all.
Here’s the link from Food Network and it’s a Paula Deen recipe, so you know it’s full of butter and totally delicious. The woman loves butter! You can click on the printable version and it prints out like a recipe card.
Southwest Georgia Pound Cake It has that crispy outside crust when it comes out of the oven.
With strawberries and whipped cream, it’s sinfully delicious. The family loved it. Enjoy!!
Rhoda, I love your new banner! The cake looks sinfully rich and I don’t cook with Crisco either, the only exception is pie crust.
Did you know that buttercream that you find in bakeries is made of Crisco? No wonder I prefer whipped cream.
I hope you hit some yard sales tomorrow.
Oh yum! My mouth is watering just looking at that strawberry shortcake.
Oh Lord, my mouth is watering That looks amazing. If it weren’t 11:40pm, I’d be at the store getting the stuff to make that puppy right now. 🙂
Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe says
You are so right about the crisco. I haven’t used it in years! Just the thought…Blech
I noticed the new photos in your banner. Beautiful.
Mary Isabella says
Wanted to let you know I popped in earlier got the recipe and it is in the oven baking as we speak. LOL…..Thanks… Mary
I grew up with Crisco in the house, but I honestly can’t remember having it in my house in years and years! I haven’t even thought about it in forever. The cake looks yummy and if it’s a Paula Deen recipe then you know three things for sure – it has lots of butter, it’s good and it’s southern. LOL
Oh Yum! I’m gonna have to make that for after sunday dinner tomorrow.
Have a wonderful weekend.
PS Loved your repair job on the urn in the previous post!
Mrs. B says
Rhoda, I just love your new banner photos! They look really great.
That cake looks so yummy! I usually like Paula Dean’s recipes so I may have to try that one out! My mom baked quite a bit and she used both Crisco and butter. Mostly, I remember her using lots of Crisco for greasing pans.
Yum, yum. That cake looks so very good. I tell you what you can’t ever go wrong with butter. It’s better with butter.
Sandi McBride says
Okay Rhoda, it’s 12:19 am and here I am going through the cupboards to see if I have everything for this cake…and you know what, I did…CRISCO????? I remember once a friend made a cake and turns out the icing had crisco in it…like I couldn’t tell!!!! No no, no crisco…that is the most beautiful cake!!!
Hi Rhoda 🙂
Oh my, that looks delicious! My grandma Bonnie (Texas native) used to let me help her make pound cake from scratch everytime we came to visit her. I was the sifter 😉 I’ll have to try this recipe because sadly I can’t find hers. I’m sure it’s fantastic since it’s from Paula 🙂
My one story about Crisco is that I always used to ask if I could have a spoon of it to try it because it looked like frosting and my mom always said no. Well, one time alone in the kitchen at last, I opened it up (thinking I was sneaky) and took a big ol’ bite out of it. It is the worst tasting thing I have ever eaten in my life. I should have listened to her LOL
Have a great day tomorrow and thank you for the memories,
Hi Rhoda 🙂
I have something for you over at my blog.
Southern Heart says
Yum, yum, yum (how am I ever going to diet? 🙂
Don’t suppose there are any leftovers???
Can you post that recipe or email it to me? The food network link is broken.
I would love to get a copy fo the recipe as well. Love to bake and this cake looks wonderful.