Perfect Pound Cake

Did you know that I have the cleanest kitchen in the whole wide world?

It's true!!

Until I put my reading glasses on, that is. 

That's when I realize that there are crumbs everywhere.

I've moaned before about needing glasses.

Then this past summer I turned 50. Dang-it!

Real glasses can't be put off much longer.

I did try contacts this year and let's just

I have squinted until my face is probably permanently stuck that way.

I've misread things.

I have banged into corners of cabinets with my reading glasses on because unfortunately you can't use
dime store reading glasses for everything.

And while driving, I can't read the dashboard because I am too busy 
squinting off down the way.

Here's the neat thing though...when you need glasses you don't have to paint your finger nails nearly as often.

My nails have been chipping for a week now and it's not really bugging me that much.

Because I can't really see them. 

Please tell me you can relate!

Yes, the time has come and in January I'll get real glasses.

Perfect Pound Cake

2 sticks butter
1/2 cup oil
3 cups sugar
4 eggs beaten
3 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt

Blend dry and wet ingredients together and pour into Bundt or tube pan. Place in cold oven. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and bake 50-60 minutes. Test with toothpick.

Enjoy :)


Patty from Lemon Lane said...

That pound cake looks so delicious and sounds so simple to make. I will be putting it on my holiday baking list. Funny thing, I have always needed glasses for distance (picture a second grader with hideous baby blue horn rimmed glasses) so now that I have reached the golden age I don't need readers. But my hubby does and so now it's my turn to smile and chide him over it. Love a sparkly clean kitchen!

Kim M said...

Yum Stacey, this looks so good! I hear you loud and clear about the glasses. I need them for distance and I always think I look great in the morning~ not a wrinkle in sight...until I put on my glasses! ;)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Hey that is the same principle as the house always being cleaner on a cloudy day! When the SUN comes out it is I always hope when company comes that it is cloudy, ha ha ha :)

Laurie Ritchey said...

Stacey, I am laughing out loud! Yep, I've done all of those things (after moving up to the most high-powered drug store glasses I could find), so I finally ended up with the "real" glasses, and now those have been traded in for bifocals! It's a downhill road. I wonder if my nails needed polish back when I was wearing readers! Your pound cake is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the recipe. laurie

debi said...

How can we be sure you copied that recipe correctly? LOL

Sound easy, going to give it a try!


Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love pound cake and this one sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe. And yes, I'm 43 and just recently got drugstore glasses, and I'm already thinking I need to move up to stronger ones. :) I'm holding things farther and farther away from my face so I can actually see them. Ha!

Liz Hockamier said...

HA HA... My hubs just asked me what I was chuckling at. :) I wear for far and one for close... I hate it ... As soon as I get home I take out my contacts and my bifocals on. :P

Yummy recipe! I'm pinning it.

Betty W said...

That does look like a great recipe and Thanks for sharing. I have wore glasses since I was in high school. My vision changed when I hit 50. I needed a stronger long distance prescription, but my up close vision got better and I don't need to read with glasses. Still a pain though, I have to take my glasses off to read.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

thank goodness I had my reading glasses on because this looks so good! I'm with you on not seeing the problem areas in the kitchen until I put on the glasses. Thanks for this recipe.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Wow That looks delicious! I'm pinning it to try later!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

LOL! I'm in that boat too with the reading glasses... I HAVE to have them to see, but I think I'm getting to the point that reading glasses aren't enough.

The poundcake sounds delicious. You had me at 2 sticks of butter. :)

Art and Sand said...

I love pound cake and am going to try this one.

I had a favorite sour cream pound cake I got from a Better Homes and Garden magazine about 40 years ago. It was my favorite, but I stopped making it because I was the only one who loved to eat it. I need to find that recipe again.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Stacey! We're the same age but I've needed bifocals for years now. It's getting to where I wear them all the time. I know what you mean about the nail polish but in my case it's these silly eyebrows. I've convinced myself that if I can't see them no one else can! LOL!

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Lot's of chic "readers" make the transition a bit easier! (I'm several years ahead of you age and "reader-wise".)
This recipe looks wonderful! I am going to try it before work this morning to surprise Mr D tonight!
Thanks, Stacey!

Nancy said...

Oh I DO relate!!! I have started wearing my reading glasses when I clean, and I shouldn't even say this but all the times I thought I was dusting...well, I wasn't When I put my glasses on and looked around my house, I couldn't believe what all I had been missing!!!! WOW!!!
You know I will be making that CAKE!!!!

Girl, I received My Christmas Cottage magazine last week and I can't put it down!!! It's so gorgeous!!! Thank you again! Have you received yours yet?

Nancy said...

Oh I DO relate!!! I have started wearing my reading glasses when I clean, and I shouldn't even say this but all the times I thought I was dusting...well, I wasn't When I put my glasses on and looked around my house, I couldn't believe what all I had been missing!!!! WOW!!!
You know I will be making that CAKE!!!!

Girl, I received My Christmas Cottage magazine last week and I can't put it down!!! It's so gorgeous!!! Thank you again! Have you received yours yet?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That pound cake sounds great. I wear reading glasses. I have a pair in every room of the house. I also have a magnifying mirror in the bathroom, so I can see to put my makeup on.

April said...

My eyes aren't quite what they used to be either, Stacy! Wow, does that pound cake ever look delicious! I just might have to give that a whirl for Thanksgiving!

The Gathering Place said...

I will have to give your pound cake a try. It looks delicious. I like a cake that doesn't need frosting.

A Few Miner Adjustments said...

Yum! That looks so good. I really need to invest in a bunt pan.

Thanks for sharing at the Twirl and Take a Bow Party! We hope to see you again next Tuesday.

Jann Olson said...

I never could see far away since I was a teen. But up close I had fabulous vision. About 15 years ago I had lasik. One eye for close and one eye for distance. Best thing I ever did. I love it! Doesn't work for everyone, but I'm 60 and only wear reading glasses to thread a needle or for tiny print. Love pound cake! Sounds yummy.

the vintage wren said...

I can so relate, and I just turned 40, and I have to pull my phone further & further away. If I wear my glasses though I have to take them off to read, I see bifocals in my future *sigh*. That pound cake looks delicious. My daughter loves it so I'll have to give it a try, thanks for sharing your recipe. Blessings, Carrie

Cynthia Tubb said...

I have the same problem. Your pound cake looks lovely. I was just thinking about making pound cake and now I am going to try yours.

Thanks for sharing,

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I can totally relate to your woes about reading glasses, lol! I have been wearing glasses since high school for long distance! And then when I hit 40 I needed another pair for's such a pain to switch glasses:( And I hate bifocals!That pound cake looks absolutely perfect for the holidays!Thanks for the recipe and for taking the time to visit me and following me. I totally agree with and I have very similar decorating style! So when I stumbled upon your blog a month ago I loved going through your beautiful posts and having been following you since then through GFC:) Looking forward to visiting you more:) Hugs, Poppy

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

The pound cake looks delish! I've been wearing reading glasses for years now. I'm always amazed at how small the type is on products!

Kim M said...

Stacey, just wanted to let you know that I pinned your pound cake post and I have been getting so many notifications today that it has been repined! :) Even if you can't see it so well, looks like everyone else can and they really like what they see! ;)

Ricki Treleaven said...

I love pound cake because you can do so much with it! I can't relate to the reading glasses thing because I'm nearsighted. I have to wear glasses to drive, though. I have super spidey eyes up close!

But I think your problem might be the granite. One time a friend came over and put her arms on my breakfast bar and lifted them with a horrible expression on her face….lots of crumbs had stuck to her arms. I couldn't tell it was dirty due to the granite pattern! I was mortified!

awal.ny said...

I had to laugh because my husband has had to get new glasses and they mentioned bifocals, he is 4 years younger than me and likes to remind me. So this is a payback. I am not so sure it is a bad thing to not see the crumbs. Alaina

Southern Lady said...

Best wishes to you and your family, Stacey, for a very special Thanksgiving celebration in your beautiful home.

Patricia Goins said...

I am laughing about the glasses. When I turned 40 I needed them and upon wearing them saw things I wished I had not! Love pound cake- this recipe looks like a keeper :)

Angela Ryder said...

Oh Stacey, I can relate more than you'll ever know!!! This cake looks extraordinary....I love pound cake! It's a definite try in my kitchen! Now, I have to find my glasses! LOL!! Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend!~~Angela

Lynn said...

So funny! I always think my makeup looks great until I put on my glasses and peer into the magnifying mirror. Yikes.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Congratulations on having your pound cake featured at "Our Home Away from Home." Stacey. It looks amazing. Pinning!!!!!

Julie S. said...

Had to laugh, Stacey! I'm 4 years younger than you and my eyes started failing me right after turning 40. This year I had to increase my prescription and it really stinks! My husband even increased the font on my phone -- so sad!

Your cake looks so yummy -- I just love baking this time of year. It just makes the house so cozy and of course, I love eating the results!

Happy Thanksgiving!

JG said...

I chuckled after reading this. Stacey, my progressive lens work so well! Now, I'm using my computer glasses. :)
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Poppy said...

LMHO!I was SHOCKED to see the crumbs and dirt and grime around my 'shiny' stove top, the first time I put on my glasses for a new recipe! OMG! Donning the spectacles led to a discovery of specks!!

Your cake looks divine, and I'm wearing my glasses, so I tell no lie!!


Just a little something from Judy said...

I can relate to the glasses saga. I was with you in every line I read on this post:)

Your pound cake sure does sound delicious, especially with my cup of coffee right now. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Me too, can definitely relate! Your cake looks Yummy!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

Brandi said...

So my family and I are allowed one last "not so good for you meal" before the new year and all I can think about is your pound cake. My, my, my doesn't it look good. I bet it would look even better if I put my glasses on! ;-)

Creations By Cindy said...

I surely do need a slice of that pound cake this morning. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

lynn cockrell said...

Pound cake is my all around favorite and your cake looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

This pound cake sounds great! The batter even looks really good!