Make this for your Valentine, You will get some Loving: Caramel/Sea Salt, Sour Cream/Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Caramel/Sea Salt Glazed Sour-Cream/Cream Cheese Pound  Cake

(I’m more a of a cook than a baker but this is pretty damn good…)

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, I prefer unsalted…
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of organic evaporated cane juice (slightly blond colored organic sugar)
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (I am not brave enough to use cake flour…)
  • 1 tablespoon of homemade Tahitian or Madagascar vanilla essence.
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees; grease and  lightly flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sour cream and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar gradually and beat until fluffed.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the flour all at once and mix .  Finish off with the vanilla essence.
  4. Pour into a 10 inch tube pan. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check for doneness at 1 hour. A wooden skewer inserted into center of will come out clean with a few adhering crumbs.

For the Caramel/Sea Salt Glaze

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar OR 1/4 cup of Muscavado sugar and 1/4 cup of white or organic blond sugar
  • pinch of sea salt (there will be more salt…so watch it…)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of Tahitian or Madagascar vanilla essence

 1.  In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt unsalted butter. 

2.  Add sugar/s and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. 

3.  Add PINCH of sea salt and cream; bring to a boil over medium heat. 

4.  Cook and stir for another two minutes. Cool for 15 minutes; gently drizzle over the pound cake, and finish off with  several pinches of large flaked sea salt. 

Advertisements

About michaelwtwitty

I am a Judaics teacher and Culinary Historian focusing on the foodways of Africa, enslaved African Americans, African America and the African and Jewish diasporas.
This entry was posted in Pop Culture and Pop Food, Recipes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Make this for your Valentine, You will get some Loving: Caramel/Sea Salt, Sour Cream/Cream Cheese Pound Cake

  1. Melody Hudson aka Melomadness says:

    Michael Twitty, you are just evil and mean with this cake. Damn! I’m going to have to make this for my Valentine-me. That’s why my ass is growing horizontally now. I love you, but I hate you baby!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s