Today I decided to combine a Pinterest project with a birthday gift for a friend. That’s the kind of thinking that I need to keep myself on track! I saw a cute idea at a site called thinkgarnish.com. Here’s the link: http://www.thinkgarnish.com/blog/2012/07/19/pound-cake-blueberries-and-whipped-cream-oh-my/. They have all kinds of ideas for wrapping and packaging things and something about the idea of pound cake and blueberries just sounded really good. It was a simple wrapping idea and all I needed was to find a recipe for a pound cake. No store-bought pound cake for this Pinterest girl!
I started looking around and found a blog called Laura’s Sweet Spot. Perfect! She has a recipe for something called Irish Pound Cake made with Bailey’s Irish Creme. It sounded fabulous and I thought it would be a nice nod to the recent St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Here’s the link: http://laurassweetspot.com/2013/03/07/irish-cream-pound-cake/
I gathered all the ingredients and mixed everything up in my handy-dandy KitchenAid Standmixer. I can’t imagine living without it! The recipe was easy – just add lots of sugar, butter, eggs and flour. I’m not saying this is a diet cake – far from it. But if you just eat a little bit it shouldn’t be a problem – at least that’s what I’ll tell myself!
It took a little longer to bake then the recipe said – probably about an hour and 20 minutes. I haven’t baked with a Bundt cake pan for quite awhile and I didn’t have complete confidence that it would come out, but it did. I let it cool for a bit and then mixed up the glaze. I really like how simple this is to make.
I quickly wrapped a little jar of blueberries and a section of the cake in a box I found during one of my recent craft store forays and hurried off to dinner. I hope it will be a nice treat for the birthday girl and her husband! I know that Big Daddio and I enjoyed having a piece while we watched The Amazing Race tonight.