Yesterday was my birthday. My son and daughter-in-law made dinner for me. My daughter-in-law made an amazing chicken parmesan that would rival any Italian restaurant. My son made my birthday cake and it was so good. I've had lots of pound cakes in my life, but I have to say this is the best. It's not overly sweet and the consistency is just awesome. It comes from the Swan's Down Cake flour box. He made it in the Nordic Ware Rose-Shaped bundt pan and it was so pretty. He made the glaze out of whipping cream, lemon zest, butter and powdered sugar. It was great.
SWAN'S DOWN WHIPPING CREAM POUND CAKE
3 cups granulated sugar.
3 sticks butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups cake flour
1 cup heavy whipping cream
Cream butter and sugar with mixer until creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and add the vanilla. On low speed, alternate adding the flour and whipping cream, ending with flour. Do not over mix. Pour into a greased bundt pan, and bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Allow to cool completely. Glaze or just dust powdered sugar over the cake.