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Saturday, January 16, 2010


Mahogany just happens to be my favorite wood....and this pound cake holds the same jeweled tones, reddish-brown..free of voids and pockets. Ringo Starr used drums made from mahogany because of its integrity and capability to produce a very dark, warm tone. A wide variety of acoustic and electric guitars are also made of mahogany...they produce a softer musical tone. Just one bite of this polished cake will have you making warmer, softer sounds...

2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
6 big eggs, separated
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 /2 cup cocoa
1 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream butter, gradually add sugars, beating well at medium speed of electric mixer. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift flour and cocoa together. Combine sour cream and baking soda. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Spoon batter into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

“The company made drawer sides from oak, mostly high-end bedroom and dining furniture. Tyler Plywood cut exotic veneers, walnut, mahogany, cherry - just about any type of wood you could think of on the higher end.”~Steve Tyler

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