2 1/4 sticks unsalted softened butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
add one by one
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1 T vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk,
alternating dry ingredients with the milk
Spoon batter into buttered and floured bundt pan; bake at 350°F for about 1 hour
Cool in pan 1 hour, then invert onto a rack and cool completely, about 1 hour more.
You may dust the cake before serving with confectioners’ sugar if you want.
This recipe is from epicurious – only slightly altered.
Are you still with me? Here are those cards I promised:
I tried myself on the technique so fabulously explained by JJ Bolton on the C&S 1st bonus day class. Everybody probably know her, if not, I linked her name to her blog. I fiddled around with that technique, which is really not that difficult to do, but it is time consuming. I cut the triangle shapes with my Big Shot and Lifestyle Crafts diamond shaped dies. I am not so happy with the first card. Probably should not have cut the corners on the upper right, but it is, what it is. It improved a bit with adding Stickles to the hearts. I am entering this card in the "Love Theme" VSC #8 Challenge.
With the second card I gave up on the spacing, just taped the die cut together with Scotts tape and trimmed it to a conical shape. I like the second card better. I am entering this card into the die cut divas untraditional Valentine's card challenge.
The sentiments are Hero Arts Hugs N Hearts (Cl301), Hero Arts Spring Borders (Cl128).
Have a great weekend and enjoy the snow - if you have any!
Thanks you all for those lovely comments you keep leaving on my blog - they are all very much appreciated!
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Snow, New Members and Some Cards, of course....
The weather forecast was right - we got a lot of snow overnight and I can feel my muscles after all the shoveling I did - what a great workout! I actually like shoveling snow - I know its weird. and this is how it looked like this morning:
A winter wonder land! Isn't it gorgeous? Except for the all of a sudden low dangling electrical wires....
And now a welcome for my new members:
Go and checkout their blogs - they are fabulous!
Cardamom Vanilla Pound Cake