Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pound Cake Demand

Who knew quite what level of demand there was for a good pound cake recipe.

Lots of Lurkers
I check my web site statistics every once in a while, and I know the traffic of readers to this site. Despite that, I never realized all it would take would be the offer of a good pound cake recipe to bring out hundreds of readers.

Suffice it to say, I've sent the recipe out far and wide. Even to some non-Americans who have never heard of a pound cake for those that didn't know.

Here's a link to Wikipedia's definitions for pound cake.

The recipe also calls for the use of a standard ring pan, or angel food cake pan.

Current Knitting
I've done another seven rounds on the red lace tea cloth.

Due to weather last night and leaving my backpack at work, I wasn't able to get a picture of the lace-in-process, but I've only got about 18 more rounds to go before it's finished.

Believe it or not, I still can tell if I'll have enough cotton yarn to finish this piece.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Thanks to dragoncrafter for such a great history/description of cotton thread and yarn. One of these days, someone will come up with a standard, like the metric system, that will be used universally.

Mel writes, "My family has always used a recipe for cold oven pound cake (put the pan into a cold oven and then turn it on). It is far and away our favorite - so much so that it's the recipe I plan to use for my wedding cake."

Okay Mr. Tease...are you going to share this recipe? Oh god, now I'm begging for recipes...what is WRONG with me?


Anonymous said...

I too am a lurker who would like the pound cake recipe. Thanks.
Jeanne Horvath

Anonymous said...

I forgot my email address -
Thanks again.

anne marie in philly said...

my favorite pound cake recipe is from bill clinton (yes, THAT bill clinton); a very southern style and very satisfying sweet. how;s that for alliteration? ;-)

have a good day!

PS - your lace tea cloth is spectacular!

Miki said...

Allrighty then............I also would like the recipe and I lurk daily. Great opinions and perspectives, not to mention inspiration,
Thanks Miki

Robin C said...

you're getting the recipe disease. One good bite and it doesn't stop.

Thanks for the recipe. I'll make it soon.

Hope you are staying warm!

Robin in VA

mindy said...

Had a slice of the pound cake still warm from the oven and I will adore you forever.

Taueret said...

I am a far away lurker who asked for the recipe... but my email to you bounced! Could I please have it? thanks (

Sean said...

OK, I have to come out as a rabid recipe collector. As a former pastry chef, I'm always eager to test new recipes. I have just recently found my dream banana bread recipe (a modified Alton Brown one). I'd love to try out this one if you'd be so kind to forward it to me.


Anonymous said...

Hey Joe,
The recipe urge isn't too bad until you write down one for redneck strawberry shortcake.

Yarnsnob said...

I tried e-mailing you for the recipe but I did something wrong and it came back to me. So, PALEEZE send it to, any cake with almond and cream cheese in is begs to be made.

Anonymous said...

Love the site, Joe. I'd appreciate the recipe, please.
CC Mary

Franklin said...

Ted has Elizabeth Zimmermann's pound cake recipe. How cool is that?

Anonymous said...

emails keep coming back. You must be getting "pounded" with requests. Why not post the recipe on your blog

Anonymous said...

I also emailed you for the recipe and it bounced back like a boomerang - and now others have made it too, I am drooling further!
Please can you post it on here, or my email is
carole at

Thank you thank you thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe, Joe; and I found out why so many requests are bouncing back from you. The first time I emailed you, I read your address as "@comcast", because that was what I expected to see. Then I reread it, and mailed you "@comast", which was what was printed in your Feb. 10 post. Comast bounced, and you replied on comcast. Hope this helps.
Nancy NeverSwept

Anouk said...


Lurker from Phoenix here. Your blog is great, I really enjoy reading it!


Anonymous said...

I tried to request the recipe, but was bounced back, too. Please, please send me a copy - but with the number of requests, would it be easier for you to just post it here? thanks!