Baking is one of my favorite things to do. Maybe because I have such a sweet tooth, and eating the results of my labors is so rewarding. My grandmother taught me to bake and the very first thing she taught me was a simple pound cake.
Pound cake gets its name from the basic ingredients – a pound of butter, a pound of flour, a pound of sugar and a pound of eggs. The recipe below substitutes sour cream for two of the eggs, giving it a moist texture and ensuring it will still be fresh and tasty for a few days.
If your family can resist eating the whole thing on the first day it’s made, it cuts and tastes even better on day two, after the apple flavor has had time to develop.