Clemson, South Carolina's Jeff Bennett has earned a prestigious title: The Pound Cake Man. We have lucked into being Jeff’s neighbors!
To celebrate National Poundcake Day, we invited this local legend into the office. Jeff came with cakes in tow and we fell in love at first bite.
Working at Clemson University, Jeff baked all kinds of cakes for his coworkers' birthdays. Then Jeff took a shot at making his grandmother's pound cake recipe. The pound cake was a unanimous hit and the legend of The Pound Cake Man was born. Request for flavors and frostings came flying in until the day that everything went bananas!
In a stroke of what could only have been divine brilliance, Jeff fused two old southern standards: pound cake and banana pudding!
The buzz surrounding The Poundcake Man's banana pudding pound cakes swept across Clemson. Jeff told us "People went nuts over the banana pudding cake!" Former Clemson football coach Tommy Bowden got a taste of The Pound Cake Man's southern mash up and was hooked. "Tommy always says there will be a piece of this banana cake waiting for him at heaven's gate," said Jeff.
The Pound Cake Man pumps out more than 150 pound cakes each Christmas season! Not to mention the dozens he bakes throughout the fall, many of which are his favorite flavor, pumpkin pound cake!
If you don't live near Clemson you can still have any of The Pound Cake Man's 40+ flavors shipped right to your door. Pumpkin, banana pudding, chocolate chocolate chip, banana split and many more can be yours. Jeff is also open to flavor suggestions and combinations. Visit The Poundcake Man's website or his Facebook page to order an old standard or help dream up the next classic confection!
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