It’s National Pound Cake Day everyone.  In my world, everyday is a day for some kind of cake.  Today, its pound cake.

I’ll admit, it has been a while since I have baked a pound cake myself.  I am usually busy with such complex cakes, that today I enjoyed the simplicity of this.  I always love to try a new recipe, so I hit the internet in search of what peeks my curiosity.  That’s where I found this recipe.

Elvis Presley’s favourite pound cake! How can I NOT try this?!  A cake worthy of the King of Rock and Roll? The recipe is simple and easy to follow.  It also smells heavenly when baking in your oven.  I could not wait to put the kettle on for my tea.  I practically stood over them while they cooled.

In the traditional sense, pound cake is a cake made with a 1:1:1:1 ratio.  1lb butter, 1lb sugar, 1lb eggs, and 1lb flour.  There are many, many variations of it nowadays though. This recipe has heavy cream in it as well, which I think is a nice addition.  Still rich, but makes the cake a little lighter and less dense.

In my eyes the best part about pound cake is it’s versatility.  It keeps well and would taste great with the addition of chocolate chips, rum soaked raisins, lemon zest.  So many options. It is fun to dress up pound cake too.  Drizzle with caramel or chocolate, sprinkle with icing sugar, soak them in a lemon or orange syrup.  It all sounds good to me.

Although as I sit eating yet another piece of this cake it has me thinking, maybe its called pound cake because that’s what you put on. Could it be? I mean, Elvis apparently loved it…..