Sucre King Cakes for Mardi Gras

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I have seen Sucre in NOL and then I saw them again in this months Garden and Gun (my current favorite magazine).  I ordered a gift basket for my Dad's birthday and he said it was fabulous.

For my family I ordered the famous king cake. 

Here's a little bio from Sucre: "The king cake is as rich in history as it is in flavor. Since the 1800s, New Orleanians have celebrated the beginning of the Carnival Season with a “King’s Cake” on Twelfth Night. A small plastic baby is inserted in the cake, and the reveler who finds it is said to have good fortune for the year. The recipient then continues the festivities by having another party and providing a King Cake. To read more about the Washington Post article, please visit our Blog post."
 My king cake should be getting here this week. I'll let you know who gets the baby.
 Mardi Gras is next Tuesday February 21st.  You still have time to order.  

Love = Paula Deen's Sour Cream Pound Cake

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LOVE EQUALS my hubby, my children, my family and friends and Paula Deen's Sour Cream Pound Cake.

This recipe rocks people. The only thing that I changed is I baked for about 50 mins.  Nothing worse DRY CAKE!  My dad taught me that. LOL.


  • 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.


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