There are a few select recipes that when I announce I am making them, get cheers and squeals of joy! My Heart Pound Cake recipe is one of them! This pound cake recipe is lovingly called, Aunt Susan’s Pound Cake because my sweet Aunt Susan was the one who introduced it to our family years ago! It’s a simple cake to make, but tastes anything but ordinary! The crust hardens and caramelizes when it bakes. While the center stays light and delicious. My heart skips a beat just thinking about it!
For Valentine’s Day, I decided to bake it in a heart shaped bundt pan. It turned out so darling! Today, I want to share the recipe with you and how you can style it for Valentine’s Day! It makes a great Valentine’s Day dessert but is also fabulous year round. Our family loves to serve it with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream. It’s also amazing with lemon curd and whipped cream for Spring time.
Hopefully this pound cake will become a beloved tradition in your family too!
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Heart Pound Cake Recipe
To make the cake, follow the recipe below. Serve with heart shaped strawberries. Just remove the stem and leaves. Cut a tight, deep “v” into the top of the strawberry. Then slice vertically. Top with homemade whipped cream. I added edible flowers to the cake stand whip cream for an extra special touch. Dust the pound cake with powdered sugar to give it a more professional look.
Set the scene with this felt heart table runner. Add a beautiful rose arrangement by using red, pink and white roses in a white and gold vase. I used my monogrammed ice bucket. You could also use my favorite white and gold vase! Finish the look off with a few yummy candles. These rose candles smell amazing and are the perfect shade for Valentine’s Day!
Smiles all around! I hope you love it!
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