Polar Vortex Cake

 

Baby boy asked for pound cake (and I don't mean the dog). And because I'm cocooning, or stress cooking, I made it.

I've had this Gourmet recipe calling for browned butter in the file folder a few years. I'm not gifted in the pound cake department. Plus I have a vivid memory of my sister (now expert food writer) attempting a dismal version in a big hair decade. But I am determined to master it. This version is worth the struggle. (Click here for the recipe)

One cooking caveat – after browning the butter, 15 minutes in the freezer is supposed to solidify it for the mixer. Mine took at least half an hour, but it was worth the wait. And your freezer might be superior to mine.

Eat – B