gramma's pound cake

Gramma's Pound Cake

Gramma always had a fresh cake waiting for us and I always made sure I took a nice slab home every single visit. My Aunt Faye makes them now and has for many years, and she continues to use Gramma's simple recipe. I dug around her cookbooks one night last week until I found it written on a wrinkled piece of yellowed paper, and I made it within hours of getting home. And while it's good, damn good, it still isn't the same as the ones made with gramma's hands, but it will have to do.

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 c sugar
6 eggs
1 t vanilla flavoring
1 t yellow food coloring (less will do, for sure)
1 box yellow cake mix (yes, cake mix!)

preheat oven to 325 F. grease, spray, or butter a bundt cake pan.

in a mixer or by hand, blend butter and sugar together until smooth. add eggs, one at a time until incorporated. add vanilla and coloring. stir in cake mix until just incorporated. pour into bundt pan and bake 50-60 minutes, until browned and pulling away at sides. insert toothpick to ensure the center is cooked through. cool on rack, in pan, for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on rack.Recipe printed from