Author Notes: Every dinner, in my opinion, even an inexpensive one, needs some kind of dessert.
Here is a very inexpensive, but tasty Pound Cake from my recipes.
My granddaughter just finished the second year of college.
During the year she lives on campus, and every two weeks I cook and bake for her and her roommates. When I and my husband arrive with a load of all their favorite goodies, my granddaughter announces: “Grandmas food is here”, and there is a party right away.
A few dishes she already learned how to cook or bake and she always calls me with questions. When she emails me a picture of her dish, I say:” It is a masterpiece”.
• 2 and1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1 tablespoon sour cream
• 1 large egg
• 1 cup milk
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup sugar
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• Pinch of salt
• 3 tablespoons any jam (I like Raspberry Seedless Jam)
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (if a student has one)?
• Zest of 1 lemon or orange
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a Loaf baking dish or a 9-inch cake form.
- In a bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; mix well. In another bowl steer butter and sugar; steer-in the egg, sour cream and jam.
- Alternately mix-in flour and milk; starting and finishing with flour. If using, add vanilla and the lemon or orange zest.
- When all the ingredients are well incorporated, fold- in the oil (it makes the batter smooth and shiny).
- Pour the batter to the baking dish and transfer to the oven. Bake on the middle rack for about 45 minutes.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Dirt Cheap Dinner