Tag Archives: Southern Living

Buttermilk Pound Cake with Buttermilk Custard Sauce

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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.

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Pink Velvet Cake

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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.

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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.

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Southern Living’s The Southern Cake Book

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Yay!  I won Southern Living‘s The Southern Cake Book in a giveaway on Cookbooks365Cookbooks365 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!

20 Cool Christmas Cookies

Here are 20 Christmas cookies that I’d like to make this year.

Bourbon Balls from Southern Living

Brown Sugar Masa Shortbread from Sunset

Butter Dream Cookies from Midwest Living

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies from WebMD

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies from Paula Deen

Chrusciki Leaves from Martha Stewart

Cornmeal Cookies (Paste di Meliga) from Saveur

Crackly Sugar Cookies from Chow

Creamy Eggnog Bars from Better Homes and Gardens

Double Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint from Our State

Filled Cherry Macaroons from Better Homes and Garden

Giant Spice Cookies from Taste of Home

Gingerbread Cookies with Guiness Stout from WebMD

Homemade Graham Cracker Christmas Cookies from Yankee

Pecan & Cran Holiday Cookies from Clean Eating

Pineapple Delights from Taste of Home

Saltine Toffee Cookies from allrecipes

Speculoos Buttons from Bon Appetit

Stenciled Chocolate Cookies from Martha Stewart

Vanillekipferl (Vanilla Crescents) from Saveur