According to the National Food Holiday Calendar, National Pound Cake Day is March 4.
Confession: I have never made a pound cake. I’m pretty sure I’ve never eaten pound cake.
Apparently, “pound cake” refers to a cake made with a pound each of butter, flour, sugar and eggs … or at least equal parts. What could be wrong with that?!?!
I think maybe it refers to the pound you gain after each serving.
Nah … that can’t be it.
It just so happens that I have had a pound cake recipe in my pile of recipes-torn-out-of-magazines-and-newspapers that I have wanted to try. Today seemed like the logical day to do so. It is actually an almond pound cake but my family is not big on almond flavors and I do not need to eat this cake alone so I changed it to lemon.
I’ll be lucky to get a piece.
The recipe said it should be cut into 12 slices. And it gave the nutritional information per slice but that’s a pound of guilt that ruins the joy!
Want to add more joy? Turn a few slices of this pound cake into individual parfaits. Simply cut or break the cake into small bites and layer it in pretty cups or glasses with fresh strawberries, almond yogurt and toasted almonds. More joy … less guilt.
This post was updated with new pictures and some clever prose … or at
least better word choices … on April 17, 2018. Hope you approve!