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Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeachIn our Heritage Dish series, we feature Hamilton Beach employees and their favorite family recipes. This month, we highlight Annie Arnold, Assistant Product Manager for hand and stand mixers, and one of her favorite family desserts, Nana’s Whipped Cream Pound Cake.

All family traditions are different, but one forever ingrained into my memory is Sunday Lunch at my Nana’s house. Every Sunday, Nana would prepare a huge meal that called our family in from a thirty mile radius. The heart of each meal was the abundance of vegetables grown in her garden (prepared southern style, of course). Meat was considered a side because vegetables were so plentiful, and the grand finale of dessert was always the best part.

Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeach

There was not much variety in the menu, but there didn’t need to be. Everything tasted amazing and, in fact, the predictability of the menu created excitement for me. Have you ever heard a kid say they are excited about eating green beans? Doubtful, but I was that kid. The menu still has a strong effect on my diet with my love of vegetables being first in my now-vegetarian lifestyle, but desserts are a close second. Some days, all I need is piece of cake. Come on … you know those days!

Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeach Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeach

The dessert for Sunday Lunch varied, but special occasions like birthdays and holidays were always celebrated with a delicious whipped cream pound cake. Who needs a cake from the grocery store when you can make this? I consider this to be queen of all southern desserts. You know a good homemade pound cake when you don’t feel the need to smother it with whip topping or chocolate syrup.

Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeach

Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeach

A printable recipe is below so you can recreate the whipped cream pound cake recipe from my Nana. This pound cake, when done “Sunday Lunch-style,” is dense and moist with a slightly crunchy, golden-brown crust. YUM!

Try this southern queen for your next family gathering or as a gift. You’ll be part of the family at first bite. Enjoy!

Heritage Dish: Whipped Cream Pound Cake featuring Annie Arnold - everydaygoodthinking / @hamiltonbeach


Whipped Cream Pound Cake
YIELDS: 1 serving

Ingredients
1 cup butter, room temperature
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond or lemon extract
1 cup whipping cream
3 cups flour
Instructions
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar on MEDIUM speed.
Add eggs, one at a time, and beat thoroughly after each addition.
Add vanilla and almond extract and continue mixing.
Reduce speed to LOW and alternately add cream and flour.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes at 325°F, or until tests done.
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Buttermilk Confetti Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.comConfetti cake reminds me of birthdays, good times and celebrations. Even saying it makes me smile! But you don’t need a birthday or holiday to enjoy the fun and fancy of a delicious cake studded with pops of bright color. Adding the fun of sprinkles (or jimmies) is actually incredibly easy, and it makes a standard cake a little more festive.

Buttermilk Confetti Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

Buttermilk cake is absolutely delicious (even without the confetti.) The buttermilk adds a tang you wouldn’t expect, but makes it addictive. The buttermilk twist plus the pretty confetti surprise makes this cake a winner every time.

Buttermilk Confetti Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.comButtermilk Confetti Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach - everydaygoodthinking.com

 


Buttermilk Confetti Cake
SERVES: 12

We recommend using a Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer to make a perfectly fluffy cake batter.
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup multi-colored sprinkles
Multi-colored sprinkles
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8-inch cake pans and line with parchment paper.
Stir flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Set mixture aside.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract on HIGH in large bowl until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, until well blended.
Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk until combined. Stir in 1/4 cup sprinkles.
Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Place one pan on bottom rack and one pan on top rack, rotate halfway through baking.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes on wire rack.
Remove cakes from pans and cool completely on wire racks. Frost with Cream Cheese Frostingand top with sprinkles.
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Carrot Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Carrot cake is simply delectable, and since it’s made with two cups of shredded carrots, it’s healthy, right? We can’t be the only ones who try to rationalize our second piece that way. The crushed pineapple adds an extra layer of sweetness and a soft texture to the crunch of the pecans. The tartness of the cream cheese frosting brings it all together, making one sweet, crunchy, moist delicious cake.

Carrot Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach
 
 
Carrot Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach
 

 


Carrot Cake
SERVES: 16

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup chopped pecans
1 can (8oz.) crushed pineapple in own juice, undrained
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottoms of two 9-inch baking pans with parchment paper.
Add all ingredients to a large mixer bowl; beat on low 2 minutes until blended. Increase speed to medium; beat 4 minutes.
Pour mixture evenly between prepared pans.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on wire racks.
Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
Place one cake layer on cake plate; spread top of layer with 1/2 cup Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with remaining layer; frost side of top of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons milk
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, vanilla, milk and salt until creamy.
Begin adding powdered sugar and beat until creamy and smooth. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.
Spread onto cupcakes or cake.
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Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

If you’re going to Thanksgiving dinner at a friend or relative’s house, you’ve probably asked how you can help and been told to bring a dessert. Pumpkin pie is already on the menu, so what else can you bring? Try this tempting Harvest Apple Cake – perfect for the holidays with in-season apples and a rich caramel glaze.

Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

It will make an equally delicious breakfast cake to serve the day after Thanksgiving, when out-of-town guests are waking up and the kitchen is still a mess. Just bake the cake in advance and add the glaze before serving. This is a welcome treat for your hostess, since they probably don’t want to make breakfast the morning after a huge feast.

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Harvest Apple Cake
SERVES: 18

For the cake
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups finely chopped, peeled apple
1 cup chopped pecans
For the Caramel Glaze
20 square caramel candies
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 Tablespoons apple juice
Instructions
Preheat roaster oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 10 to 12 cup bundt or tube pan; set aside.
In large mixer bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla extract.
Add flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until smooth. Batter will be thick.
Stir in pecans and apples. Pour into prepared pan.
Place in roaster oven on insert rack.
Bake 60 - 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes then invert on rack to cool.
For glaze, microwave caramels and apple juice in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in confectioners' sugar. Drizzle over cooled cake.
Notes
Once apples are peeled or cut and exposed to air, they begin to brown. Peel and chop the apples just before adding to the batter. Once peeled and cored, a medium apple will yield approximately 1 cup of chopped apple.
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