When I was around 5 or 6 years old I had my first taste of pound cake. I remember the entire experience vividly as it revolved around my next door neighbor, Kate's, grandmother from Pawley's Islands, SC and her legendary recipe. Whenever I went over to visit and her grandmother was in town, I knew a slice of that pound cake was in my future. At that point most of the desserts I had tried were quite sweet and in the form of a cake, cupcake, cookie or bar. This was nothing like them. Light, tender and the perfect amount of sweetness in every bite in a big dome shape.
When I was trying to think of my dream dessert for Mother's Day this year using my favorite standing mixer, pound cake immediately came to mind. I really wanted to make a cake in the shape of a heart with swirls of fresh raspberry throughout and it turned out even better than I could have imagined. So yummy that I think I've made six or seven in the past two weeks alone.
This year for Mother's Day I've teamed up with KitchenAid and their Cook For The Cure program which has raised more than $9 million benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. To read more about the amazing work they're doing you can read here!