March 13, 2013

Southern Pound cake

3 cups all purpose flour
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
1-cup milk
1-teaspoon vanilla
½ cup shortening
2 sticks butter
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon salt

Cream the sugar, shortening, and butter. Mix only until the mixture is in pea-sized clumps, then add eggs.

Add the eggs one at the time, mixing well after each egg. If the batter is not thin and runny add more eggs until it is.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, and Baking Powder.

Add dry ingredients into creamed mixture alternately with milk that has the vanilla added. Start with 1/3 the flour, followed by ½ the milk, mixing well after each addition. Continue adding alternately, finishing with the last 1/3 of flour.

Place batter in a greased and foured tube or bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one to one and one-half hours, or until a wooden skewer comes out clean..

(If you want a Chocolate cake, add 4 tablespoons cocoa powder to the flour mixture.)

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