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Baking with Donna: A Bakers Love Story

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My love affair with baking began when I was just a little girl. My mom was a homemaker and loved to bake, so it makes sense that I would grow up to enjoy the same hobby at such a young age. My mom taught me how to bake in the kitchen with her. When I was about 12 years old I asked her for my own set of mixing bowls. My mom bought me a whole set of tiny little glass bowls. Yes, they were cute, but boy did they take forever to get the batter out of them after you were done mixing. I also remember trying to scrape the batter off the tiny little glass bowls with a butter knife. That was not fun at all!

Tiny Glass Mixing Bowls

My love affair with baking began when I was just a little girl. My mom was a homemaker and loved to bake, so it makes sense that I would grow up to enjoy the same hobby at such a young age. My mom taught me how to bake in the kitchen with her. When I was about 12 years old I asked her for my own set of mixing bowls. My mom bought me a whole set of tiny little glass bowls. Yes, they were cute, but boy did they take forever to get the batter out of them after you were done mixing. I also remember trying to scrape the batter off the tiny little glass bowls with a butter knife. That was not fun at all!


Measuring Cups and Spoons

The first time I ever had my own real baking supplies was when I got into home economics in high school. I attended Villa Rica High School in Villa Rica, Georgia which is where I learned how to bake with real measuring cups and spoons.

I remember making my very first cake, a Red Velvet cake for Christmas. I think I was 13 years old when I made it and it turned out beautiful and it was quite delicious if I do say so myself. It was so moist and my family loved it! After that, I was hooked on baking.


Young Daughter and Mom Baking

My mom told me what a good job that I had done. “Well,” I said, “I had a great teacher!” Then I told my mom I wanted to learn how to make homemade biscuits, cornbread, etc. And guess what? I did it, but not without mistakes along the way. But I was not discouraged, because that is how we learn.

I still make mistakes baking after all of these years and you will too. Oh, sure it aggravates the daylights out of me, but you can’t give up, you just gotta keep on keeping on. Even if that means starting allllll over again!! And believe me, honey I have had to do that.


Donna’s Santa Cake

I love to cook when I have the time, which most days I do. My favorite time of the year is the holidays. I enjoy getting in my kitchen and baking cakes, cookies, pies, fudge, bread, and actual food. Are there any other foods besides sweets? Just kidding, of course, there are. I just really enjoy baking sweets.

Around the holidays I like making goodies for my family and friends. It just makes me feel good to give them something I have baked homemade and they always have a big smile on their face and dig in immediately. It warms my heart to see them enjoying the fruits of my labor. Plus, it makes them feel a little more special and loved.


I hope you have enjoyed reading about Baking with Donna: A Bakers Love Story. It was truly my pleasure to share this with you. If you are new to baking, I hope this encourages you to continue and grow in your baking skills and know that making mistakes is unavoidable. But, never ever give up! You can do this! If you are a seasoned baker, I hope you took away a few little tidbits from this as well.

How did you come about baking? Do you love it? What kind of mistakes have you made? I would love to hear from you, leave your comments below.

Check out Baking with Donna’s “Little Book of Recipes” for 6 of my favorite recipes just in time for the holidays!

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy🍰

donna@bakingwithdonna.com

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10 techniques for delicious homemade Pound Cake

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Hello, all of my friendly bakers! I’m here today to give you the techniques you need for baking a delicious homemade Pound Cake that you and your family will love. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned baker, this is for you.


I know many people freak out when they think about baking homemade, but it really is not that hard, I promise. Once you get the hang of it, you will be wondering why you haven’t been baking homemade all this time.

Homemade desserts are so much better, have a lot more flavor and your family and guest will be asking for more. You can count on that!

The thing about my pound cake recipe is that you can make so many flavors out of it just besides vanilla. For example chocolate, marbled pound cake, coconut, strawberry, peanut butter, and many more flavors.


I have been baking cakes, cookies, pies, and many other things since I was 12. So, I do have a few years of experience under my belt or apron should I say.😁 My delicious homemade pound cake. I can’t wait until you try it. It’s gonna make yo tongue slap yo brains out!


What do you say that we get down to business and I will share 10 techniques for delicious homemade Pound Cake with you.


Please be sure you follow these techniques so that you will have the best baking experience ever! I know this is going to seem like a lot of steps, but once you get the hang of it, it will be a breeze!

  1. Get your mixer and the attachments that go with it. I suggest using the paddle for mixing up your cake. Go ahead and get your pan, you can use a Bundt pan or an Angel food cake pan.
  2. Grease and flour the pan using either Pam with the flour in it or Bakers Joy. I like Pam better.
  3. Get the Pound Cake recipe that I am going to give you for FREE at the end of this post.
  4. Gather the ingredients listed in the recipe.
  5. Get your measuring cup(s) and measuring spoon(s) that you are going to need.
  6. Measure out ALL ingredients as instructed in your recipe. FYI: I prefer to use the curved spatula to even out the ingredients in the measuring cups.
  7. Add the ingredients in the order they appear in your recipe and mix well. This is a very important step to ensure that your cake comes out beautifully and not a flop!
  8. Now pour the prepared mix into the pan (Your batter will be thick). Making sure you get it as even as you can. I usually just give it a few little shakes to spread it out.
  9. Bake at the recommended temperature in the recipe at recommended time. Don’t overcook!
  10. Check for doneness, I do this by inserting a toothpick in the thickest part of the cake. If it comes out clean it’s done. Cool on a cake rack for 5 minutes and then turn out on the cake rake and let it finishing cooling and enjoy!

Bam! You did it! You just made your first homemade pound cake! I am so proud of you! You go, girl!

I hope you have enjoyed 10 techniques for delicious homemade Pound Cake. I really had fun sharing this with you and would love to hear how the pound cake turned out for you. And I want pictures as well.😉

Here’s the recipe for Donna’s Homemade Pound Cake Enjoy!

Happy Baking,

Donna Kennedy🥮

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