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Mayrene's Almond Vanilla Pound Cake

Mayrene’s Almond Vanilla Pound Cake

I have tried many pound cake recipes over the years, trying to duplicate the almond pound cake I enjoyed as a child.  Some were good, while others totally missed the mark; then I came across this Almond Vanilla Pound Cake recipe titled “Mayrene’s Almond Vanilla Pound Cake” as I was going through my mom’s recipe box. Mayrene was my great aunt, and she was a fabulous baker. When I returned home, I made the pound cake and all the wonderful flavors that I remembered as a child appeared in my mouth. This recipe is hands down the best pound cake I have had. In fact, my husband told me it was the best thing I have EVER made!!!

The cake is moist, flavorful, and dense without being dry. The best part is that it only calls for 10 ingredients that are common staples in your pantry. Give this recipe a try; you won’t be disappointed.

 

Mayrene's Almond Vanilla Pound Cake

 

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Almond Vanilla Pound Cake
Mayrene's Almond Vanilla Pound Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Mayrene's Almond Vanilla Pound Cake
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan or 2 loaf pans.
  3. In a bowl sour milk with vinegar; set aside.
  4. Cream butter and gradually add sugar.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating at medium speed.
  6. Add sour milk and extracts; mix well.
  7. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly beat into liquid mixture for 2 minutes.
  8. Pour batter into pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool completely on a wire rack.
Almond Glaze
  1. In a bowl mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 Tbs. of milk, 1/2 tsp. of almond extract. Drizzle on top of pound cake after it has cooled.
Recipe Notes

*Note: This pound cake is yummy the first day but taste better the second day.

Recipe by OneQuaintZebra.com

Pear Torte

Grandmother’s Pear Torte

Today I’m sharing a very special recipe with you, my Grandmother’s Pear Torte recipe. When I was a little girl, I remember my grandmother showing me how to make this sweet treat. This beautiful dessert calls for only six ingredients and is guaranteed to impress your guest.  Grandmother’s Pear Torte has become a common staple at family gathers in my household, and this is the recipe I usually choose to take to social gatherings. In fact, I have one sitting in the refrigeration ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Jamie

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Grandmother's Pear Torte
Pear Torte
Prep Time 30 minutes
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Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Pear Torte
Instructions
  1. Blend cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Pour into 9" graham cracker pie crust.
    Pear Torte
  3. Slice pear halves and place over torte filling. *Note* Use longer pear halves to fan on the outside edges and smaller pear halves for the center.
    Pear Torte
  4. Lightly sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture on top of torte.
    Pear Torte
  5. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours before cutting. Note: Refrigerating overnight is best.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by OneQuaintZebra.com