Wednesday, September 8, 2010

You're Welcome!

You will thank me for this.

You may even cry.

I come from a superb lineage of wonderful, awesome cooks. My grandmothers and mother all enjoyed cooking and baking and have shared so many of their favorite recipes with me over the years. I consider these treasures!

After spending the first several years of our marriage refining and honing my cooking skills (that's a nice way of saying that I pretty much stunk as a cook), I have now come into my own. I really enjoy reading cookbooks, watching cooking shows, and testing recipes. The result is a pretty nice collection of some tried and true recipes that will knock your socks off.

One of my biggest hit recipes: White Chocolate Pound Cake

Trust me. This one looks like a dud. No icing. No layers or filling. But it is stinkin' awesome!

You will need:

1 cute sous chef


*1 box of yellow cake mix
*1 small box of white chocolate instant pudding (I have only been able to find this at Walmart)
*1/2 cup sugar
*3/4 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
*3/4 cup water
*4 eggs
*8 ounces sour cream
*6 ounces white chocolate chips
*1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into greased bundt pan. Bake for an hour. After it cools, cut a large slice and sit in the corner by yourself.

You'll thank me.

She did.

And they sure did.

I hope your family had a nice Labor Day. Our friends came to visit for the long weekend. The weather was perfect and kept the 6 kids entertained outside.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot! Now I'll be dissatisfied all day until I have a piece of that cake! I laughed out loud when I read about sitting in the corner with a big piece! I'm feelin' it.

Anonymous said...

I have yet to see Caleb posing/standing still during a group photo.

Care said...

Yea! I've been wanting to make that cake. NOw I will. Glad y'all had a good time. Did you put any water in that pool for the kids?! You're kids are adorable..and so are Jenna's. love you guys! come visit soon!

Jennifer said...

David loved this cake when you made it - he will be very happy that I now have the recipe. Thanks!

Ani said...

That last pic is definitely a keeper :-)

Dana said...

Lauren, Jackie Kate had college friends over on Sunday, so I decided to make the cake. She helped me, and I wanted to take picts like you did, she would have none of that.LOL

Everyone loved the cake, so Thanks!!

Cadens Mom said...

One word. WOW. I passed little snack packs of this around to various friends and family and they are oh so impressed with my baking skills now! Thanks!

Joanna said...

I have that recipe but with chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding and a bag of chocolate chips which is good, so I can't wait to try this one!

myboysrock said...

Mmmmmm. Many many thanks from the bottom of my hormonal, pregnant-girl heart. YUM!

3 Peanuts said...

I have make a very similar cake for my friends when they have babies or surgeries. I use regular choc chips and vanilla pudding but the rest is the same and it is so yummy!!!