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This Takes the Cake

New Flavor Awaits

by emme martin | photography by Andrew Cebulka

Never underestimate the power of a good pound cake. It’s classic, unpretentious, and doesn’t subject itself to special occasions as other desserts might. A pound cake is not about the accoutrements or how it looks; it’s about what’s on the inside. Any true Southerner can discern the holy trinity in a perfect balance of butter, flour, and sugar. Given the simplicity of this combination, it may be challenging to find a pound cake that genuinely stands out; however, Ali Patton of Mama Mitchell’s Pound Cake might take the cake with her family’s multigenerational recipe.

Mama Mitchell’s Pound Cake founder/owner Ali Patton

VIE previously introduced readers to Mama Mitchell’s golden and buttery vanilla pound cakes in our May 2021 Culinary Issue. Patton’s business grew from her desire to continue her grandmother’s hospitable legacy and hundred-year-old pound cake recipe after she passed away in 2019. Shortly after, in 2020, the global pandemic gave Patton the clarity she needed to realize she didn’t want to live a life of what-ifs. So, she trademarked Mama Mitchell’s Pound Cake and started making cakes in her two-bedroom apartment. Now, two years and countless pound cakes later, Mama Mitchell’s has announced the addition of two new flavors for spring and summer!

Ali Patton with her mother, Ann, and sister, Aimee, celebrating with Mama Mitchell’s Pound Cake

On March 4, National Pound Cake Day, Mama Mitchell’s announced the new lemon flavor available in the original and “midi” size. The fresh lemon pound cake incorporates the original mouthwatering texture with a citrus twist, making this a quintessential summertime treat. In addition to the lemon pound cake, on June 1, 2022, Mama Mitchell’s will also be launching a seasonal strawberry flavor made with the freshest in-season strawberries. This summertime favorite takes the classic dessert to another level. Pair either of these new flavors with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, fresh fruit, and a dollop of whip cream, and your guests will be dying to know your secret.

Whether you want to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day or impress guests at the Fourth of July cookout, Mama Mitchell’s Pound Cake is a perfect treat for any occasion.

Unfortunately, the secret is safe with Ali Patton and Mama Mitchell, but you won’t be losing that homemade quality, as Patton bakes every Mama Mitchell’s Pound Cake in her own kitchen with lots of love. These new flavors could not have come at a better time as the spring and summer holidays are right around the corner. So, whether you want to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day or impress guests at the Fourth of July cookout, Mama Mitchell’s Pound Cake is a perfect treat for any occasion.

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Visit MamaMitchells.com to purchase a pound cake or learn more, and look for an exciting giveaway coming up on Instagram @viemagazine!

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