Sweet Melissa Sundays – Lemon Pecan-Sour Cream Pound Cake

by Jessica on January 17, 2010

All kinds of things are going on right now around the Hornedfroggy household, so it wasn’t until early this morning when Melissa’s Lemon Pecan-Sour Cream Pound Cake came out of the oven. I only tasted the thin ends I cut off, because sadly, I’m taking it to a dear friend’s wake this evening.


I first met Do├▒a Susana and her husband, O, when I was fairly young… probably 8 or 9 years old. She eventually became my high school Spanish I & II teacher, but it was O who I saw more of. He and my dad were such great friends, but unfortunately, O lost his seven-month battle with leukemia two nights ago. I am very heartbroken for O, S and their family. He was a wonderful man and he will truly be missed.

The lemon flavor was pretty prominent and the cake was very moist… all in all, a nice pound cake that I’d definitely make again. Even though butter is already called for, I did sub more for the shortnening (one for one) and I used pecans instead of walnuts. This week’s pick was chosen by Raeann of Basically, Baby Boots… click on her blog for the recipe and check out the other SMS bakers here!


Lemon Pecan-Sour Cream Pound Cake (pgs. 28-29)
Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie January 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Your cake looks beautiful! Sorry for your loss!


2 Susan January 17, 2010 at 6:00 pm

I am sorry to hear of the loss of a dear friend. I know how that feels. Your cake looks good.


3 Shandy January 17, 2010 at 6:08 pm

What a sad moment in time and I hope you can bring comfort to yourself and family through all the wonderful memories shared. The lemon pound cake is a great dish to bring. Kind of a cheerful color and flavor for such a somber time.


4 Jessica January 17, 2010 at 8:48 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend’s family right now.


5 Mermaid Sweets January 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm

Sorry to hear about your friend. The cake looks great. Deepest sympathies to you and your friend’s family.


6 karen January 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm

The amount of nuts in your cake is beautiful!

Sorry for your loss.


7 Leslie January 18, 2010 at 12:25 am

I’m so sorry about the heartbreaking loss of your friend. I hope the cake helped comfort Susana and her family.


8 Tracey January 18, 2010 at 12:50 am

I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your friend ­čÖü Your pound cake looks wonderful and I hope it offers some comfort.


9 Nina January 18, 2010 at 1:04 am

Sorry for your loss. It’s always hard on everyone when that happens.

Beautiful cake though!


10 Rosy January 18, 2010 at 11:26 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. He sounds like an amazing person and I’m sure greatly missed.

Your cake looks lovely!


11 Spike January 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

Sorry to hear about your friend


12 Eliana January 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

your cake looks wonderful. sorry you had to make it for such a bad ocassion.


13 Sinful Southern Sweets January 20, 2010 at 8:27 am

So sorry for your loss. This cake looks absolutely wonderful. I know they will appreciate your thoughtfulness!


14 Hanaa January 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Very sorry for your loss. Heartfelt condolences to you and his family.

Your cake looks great. Nice even distribution of nuts :o)


15 kelli February 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

these look so good… I NEED TO MAKE THEM>>> now..
sorry to hear loss


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