Pound Cake

We are some lucky girls. Their dad is in a baking mood this week. Imagine this is the second cake we’ve had! After he came in from cutting the grass this morning, he ate the breakfast I fixed for him, and after a while he decided to bake us a cake. This is also a super cake. Now this, I have the recipe for, but I have to tell you, when I’ve made it, it never comes out quite like this. So you’ve been warned:

1 cup Butter, room temperature

1/2 cup shortening

3 cups granulated sugar

5 large Eggs

1/2 tsp. Baking powder

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Milk

2 Tbsp. Vanilla extract

Cream butter and shortening. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the baking powder and flour and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour, and beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto serving plate.

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7 comments on “Pound Cake
  1. JMom says:

    Hi Jo, Thanks for visiting! Shortening is a solid vegetable fat. The brand I use is Crisco. I guess in the old days, people used lard instead of shortening. The amount of shortening could also be substituted with just butter.

  2. JO says:

    hello JMOM!

    Nice site…keep on sharing those recipes…

    by the way…what is shortening?

    thanks again!

    JO

  3. JMom says:

    Hi Manang. I love that photo too. I just found it the other day, and it just reminded me how much the girls have grown. They are young ladies now!

  4. Manang says:

    Indeed you are lucky girls! I like the kids’ photo at your side bar. How cute to see them getting involved in kitchen activities. One of the joys of motherhood…

  5. Kim Dailey says:

    Hi Jade,
    This cake looks great. Nice design. Thanks for stopping by my brand-new blog today. I used Picasa and Hello to post the Florida hurricane postcard. It’s neat how you have several people working on a blog. Great idea.
    Kim

  6. JMom says:

    Thanks for dropping in, AJay. Do come back again. Have a nice day!

  7. ajay says:

    Hi. nice to drop by your blog today..the recipes look very interesting, i’ll study them once i have more free time.have a nice day

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