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Holiday teacher gifts

My last post was about baking mini pound cakes for the girls' teachers and here they are! I did not go with the lemon ones because I did not like how they turned out. I went with the one I made last year and whenever the name Paula Deen is mentioned you know it's going to be perfect!

They look a little rough but trust me they are so moist and rich. Dwayne was drooling over the little taste he got.

We wrapped them up in plastic wrap and then in decorative tissue paper along with a copy of the recipe inside.

I think they came out cute :) Here is the recipe I used....

Grandmother Paula's Sour Cream Pound Cake *Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen


1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
3 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the sour cream and mix until incorporated. Sift the baking soda and flour together. Add to the creamed mixture alternating with eggs, beating each egg 1 at a time. Add the vanilla and pour the mixture into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.

*NOTE: I used 7 mini loaf pans and baked for an hour instead.


  1. I think they look amazing! I totally agree, if it's Paula Deens recipe...they are delicious! lol love the way you included the recipe for the teachers =)

  2. Those look really good and the way you wrapped them is very pretty. I was looking for a simple poundcake recipe and this one looks nice and simple...thanks for posting this :)

  3. Pascha Dudley12/14/2009 8:51 AM


  4. Yes, they definitely look like quite the dessert. I also like how you wrap them in decorative paper, anwas even thoughtfuol enough to include recipe.

  5. Very Creative and a great idea!!! You are so sweet!!

  6. I snagged the recipe. This will be a nice Christmas treat to go along with those cookies!! lol


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