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Elvis Presley Whipping Cream Pound Cake

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Category: Cakes, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c Sugar
  • 8 oz Butter; softened
  • 7 md Eggs; at room temperature
  • 3 c Cake flour; sifted twice
  • 1 c Whipping cream
  • 2 ts Vanilla


Butter and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Thoroughly cream together sugar and
butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each edition. It is
essential that the eggs be a room temperature, and that each be thoroughly
incorporated into the batter.. Use a powerful electric mixer, and beat a
full two minutes after adding each egg. Mix in half the flour, then the
whipping cream, then the other half of the flour. Add vanilla. When all
ingredients are combined, beat five minutes more. Pour batter into prepared
pan. Set in COLD oven and turn heat to 350 degrees. Bake 60 to 70 minutes,
until a sharp knife inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for five
minutes. Remove from pan and cool thoroughly. Wrapped well, this cake keeps
several days.

By Jane and Michael Stern, Tupelo, Miss.

Year around, Pilgrims of the Elvis World come to Memphis to tour Graceland,
his mansion on the hill.

Then they take an hour's drive southeast along Hwy 78 to Tupelo, to visit
the house where he was born. It is a tiny wood-frame shack on what used to
be called the wrong side of town.

Presley loved to eat. All his life, from the time he was a skinny
20-year-old "Hillbilly Cat" playing rock 'n' roll in high school gyms
throughout the South to the final years when his metabolism finally caught
up and he began gaining weight, he relished country-style food. His taste
was never fancy or exotic. Elvis hated sauced-up rich man's cooking and
avoided highfalutin restaurants whenever possible. He liked pork chops and
meat loaf and well-done cheeseburgers, biscuits and cornbread, vanilla ice
cream, red Jell-O and pound cake.

Having spent the last few years researching a book about the Elvis World,
we have sampled many Presley family recipes for things he liked to eat. A
few weeks ago we were in Memphis visiting Todd Morgan, Graceland's manager
of communications, when a Tupelo friend of Elvis' stopped by. This friend,
who knew Elvis from the time he was 2, really knows how to cook. Among the
presents she brought were a pair of pound cakes. She told us that Elvis
adored these cakes; so each Christmas, and for his birthday, she would bake
some and bring them to him at Graceland.

Todd, the lucky inheritor of this legacy, gets two large cakes every year.
We all went out to "talk Elvis" at Gridley's (our favorite place for
barbeque), but instead of having Mrs. Gridley's lemon pie for dessert, we
returned to the Graceland offices and dug into one of the pound cakes from

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