If you read my blog, you know how much I love real, full-fat buttermilk made with no gums. It’s hard to find these days, but when I do, I make some kind of buttermilk treat. So I recently found it and made this Buttermilk Pound Cake with Buttermilk Custard Sauce from Southern Living’s Southern Cake Book.
This recipe makes a lovely pound cake. I liked the buttermilk custard sauce, but some of my friends are not partial to the sour taste of buttermilk and didn’t enjoy it as much as I did. You can also top with fresh berries.
I finally got around to making a cake from Southern Living Cakes cookbook. (Well, I already made one–a peanut butter cola cake, but I didn’t like it.
It called for using coca cola, and I don’t think I like that flavor in cake.) I knew I would get around to making the red velvet cake recipe because I love red velvet cake. Only, I used only one bottle of red food coloring, so I have a pink velvet cake. This recipe makes a lovely cake, and there is plenty of frosting.
Yay! I won Southern Living‘s The Southern Cake Book in a giveaway on Cookbooks365. Cookbooks365 is a very cool blog by Fran and Shelly who feature recipes from new cookbooks on many different subjects. This one is all about Southern cakes.
I want to make one of the cakes in the book for an upcoming birthday. The cover cake is ambrosia cake and it looks pretty fabulous. The strawberries-and-cream cake is also a contender, as is the most requested Southern Living recipe, the hummingbird cake. Having spent much time in the South, I love red velvet cake, caramel cake and pound cake. The book has traditional recipes for each of these. There’s a recipe from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mama Dip’s carrot cake. So I look forward to trying a recipe!