Special Recipes From My Family To Your Family…

"Special Recipes From My Family To Your Family"   By Nancy Alexander

Happy Mother's Day…

May is such a special time of year! It's the month we honor our Mothers! This week, I want to share with you a couple recipes that are special in my family because they are delicious and because they come from two very special women in our lives! Nana's Chocolate Pound Cake

  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Carefully grease and flour a bundt pan. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together. Once fully mixed, add the eggs one at a time and beat well. In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk to the butter and sugar mixture. Once fully mixed, add the vanilla. Pour into your bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

My family requests these two cakes at almost every family gathering! They are classics!

My Mom's 3 Layer Butter Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

Grease and line 3 Nine inch pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Add dry ingredients slowly to the butter mixture with the milk. Pour evenly into pans. Bake 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into center of pans comes out clean. Cool on wire racks. Enjoy!  

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