Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Delight - Pound Cake (Again!)...this time with Strawberries

Last week I forgot to send a treat with Superman for his Friday morning meeting with his entire team. (I honestly don't know how that happened.) Since that oversight, I've been feeling terribly guilty...even more so when a co-worker of his emailed me and referred to the treats as "Friday Delight" and let me know how much they all look forward to these treats.


This week, I vowed to make it up to them by sending something truly amazing. The big question: what to make, what to make? I settled on this pound cake recipe that I told you about here, but I also decided we'd have to go the whole nine yards, so in addition to the pound cake (which is awesome alone - especially with morning coffee) I'm sending them Strawberry Coulis and Whipped Cream. I think/hope this will be enough to garner some forgiveness, but I know messing with a Friday morning ritual is a touchy thing.

This is the third time I've made the pound cake and I've learned a few things in doing so:

1) My bundt cake pan does not have a hole in the middle because it is a Pampered Chef stone. I've never had a problem cooking with it, but with this recipe, the center doesn't seem to be getting done in the bundt pan because the air can't circulate around and through the entire cake. Switching to a 10-inch tube pan (which I've always called an Angel Food Cake pan) solved the problem.

2) You definitely can't tell by looking at the outside if this cake is done...you need to do the toothpick test at various places on the cake.

3) It doesn't need Strawberry Coulis, but seriously, it is amazing with it.

4) This cake is awesome the next day.



So, what do you think? Do you think I'll be forgiven for missing last week? I hope Superman's team likes it, because I really tried to make it up to them.

6 comments:

Melissa Henning said...

looks great! I'm glad I don't have any sugar in the house or I would make it! lol. I miss baking. You have the most awesome recipes. *tear*

Erin said...

Melissa, no worries...Valiant has to try to cut out sugar for two weeks, so I'll be testing new meal recipes...will that help? P.S. How is the no sugar thing going?

loveaphid said...

I'll only forgive you if I get to taste some. tee hee. Of course this should get you forgiveness! AND a free pass on a future indiscretion.

Melissa Henning said...

yes! that would be such a blessing! I have a great sugar free jello salad that I will email you. There isn't any sugar substitute in it either....just sugar free yummy goodness! :)

Melissa Henning said...

oh, and it's been going really well :). I expect to drop below my first major weight loss goal since I started, and I feel much better for the most part. I just really miss sugar *cries*. I don't need it though (i just miss it lol)

Erin said...

I'd appreciate anything you send...