Here’s to the Sunday Supper Movement for gathering all of us together for these events. I would also like to thank Christie Campbell of A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Wendy Leep Hammond of Wholistic Woman for hosting todays event!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and my Mom was an amazing baker. I’ll never forget her cakes — she was famous for them and her sinfully sweet white icing. My absolute favorite was her white cake. It was dense, almost like a pound cake, but white. It was always better after it sat for a day, but most of the time, it didn’t make it that long!
This cake always reminds me of my Mom and spring. I can still see the old pamphlet she inherited from my Grandmother in the drawer. It’s tattered, yellow and permanently folded to this recipe.
It’s always been the birthday cake of choice for my Dad and I, while my brothers prefer her blackberry jam cake. No matter what type of cake, we always have to have her special icing. I swear, anything would taste great with that icing! I do need to warn you though, she makes it with Crisco instead of butter so if you eat too much, you’ll get that film on the roof of your mouth — just like when you eat Captain Crunch. Anyways, onto the recipe…
- 1 ½ Cups Sugar
- 2 ¼ Cups Flour
- 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 Teaspoons Salt
- ½ Cup Shortening
- 1 Teaspoons Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- Mom's Famous White Icing
- Sift sugar, flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add shortening, vanilla and ⅔ cup of the milk. Beat for 2 minutes. Add the remaining milk and the eggs and beat 2 minutes longer. Pour batter into 2 well greased & floured 9” round pans. Bake bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven and cool for 10 minutes then invert onto a cooling rack and remove the pan. Cool to room temperature.
- On a cake plate set one round flat side up and ice with ½ cup of Mom's Famous White Icing or any icing you desire. Place the second cake round over the icing and frost the cake as desired.
Steve, Laure & I were sitting around the other day, comparing our favorites and what we all loved as a child. Steve remembers his Mom making a yellow cake with chocolate icing. He can still see her in his mind testing it with a toothpick to see if it was done. Laure’s Mom made a yeasted pound cake that she now makes for her son Tristian. It’s texture and taste is similar to the Mom’s Plain Cake.
It’s funny what things we remember from childhood. I’ve noticed a similar look in everyone’s eye when they talk about their Mom making their favorite dishes. It’s nostalgia, it’s tradition, it’s comfort, but most of all, it’s love. Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
What was your favorite childhood treat? Let me know in the comments below.
Check our all of Mom’s favorite recipes from the Sunday Supper Movement:
Starters (Appetizers, Beverages, Breakfast):
- Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal by Cooking With Carlee
- Frozen Pina Colada by The Redhead Baker
- Goats Cheese Rolls with Honey and Thyme by Manu’s Menu
- Mom’s Banana Bread by Family Around the Table
- Mom’s Famous Poppy Seed Bread With A Citrus Glaze by And She Cooks
- Mom’s Wine Spritzer by Momma’s Meals
Salads, Side Dishes, and Sauces:
- Asiago Bruschetta Roasted Asparagus by Flavor Mosaic
- Italian Country Salad by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Mom’s Cucumbers in Vinegar by Simple And Savory
- Mom’s Homemade Perogies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Mom’s Potato Salad by Palatable Pastime
- Polish Haluski (Pan Fried Noodles & Sauerkraut) by The Crumby Cupcake
- Spinach Salad with Simple Vinaigrette by Cooking Chat
- Zippy Barbecue Sauce by Amee’s Savory Dish
- Chicken and Egg Salad Sandwich by The Freshman Cook
- Grilled Chicken with Poblano Cream Sauce by Casa de Crews
- Fried Smelt by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Granny Smith’s Meatloaf by Get the Good Stuff!
- Jean’s Best Vegetable Soup by Food Lust People Love
- Lemon & Garlic Herbed Roasted Chicken by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Mama’s Favorite Southern Fried Chicken by The Chef Next Door
- Mom’s Cheese & Onion Enchiladas by The TipToe Fairy
- Mom’s Lentil Toastadas by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Mom’s Moussaka by My Life Cookbook
- Shirley’s Potato Soup by Our Good Life
- Mom’s Spare Ribs To Go by An Italian in my Kitchen
- Mom’s Sukiyaki: Japanese Beef and Vegetables Hot Pot by Asian In America
- Myra’s Super Supper by Tramplingrose
- Pizza Meatloaf by A Mind Full Mom
- Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls by Cookin’ Mimi
- Apple Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Apple Crisp by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Baklava by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Brown Sugar Pudding by Un Assaggio of Food, Wine & Marriage
- Butter Balls by Feeding and More
- Carrot Cream Cheese Coffee Cake by Pies and Plots
- Chocolate Cherry Truffle Cheesecake by What Smells So Good?
- Crustless Pecan Pie Rice Pudding by Desserts Required
- Double Layer Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Chocolate Buttercream by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Easy Classic Date Squares by She Loves Biscotti
- Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb Cake by What The Fork Food Blog
- Homemade Chocolate Cherry Candies by Gluten Free Crumbley
- Hungarian Crepes: Palacsinta by My Gourmet Connection
- Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate and Mint by The Finer Cookie
- Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze and Roasted Strawberries by Turnips 2 Tangerines
- Mom’s Apple Pie by Wholistic Woman
- Mom’s Famous White Icing by Monica’s Table
- Moms Mayonnaise Cake by My World Simplified
- Pavlova with Raspberries and Cream by Caroline’s Cooking
- Rocky Road Brownie Sundae for Mom by The Weekend Gourmet
- Rose Shortbread Cookies by Baking Sense
- Sour Cream Cheesecake by Magnolia Days
Plus What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day plus Mom’s Favorite from Sunday Supper Movement
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