Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pound Cake "the way to a man's heart"

Monday Cake #1 Please blog your results in comments! Enjoy

You will need:

* 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan
* 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
* 3 cups sugar
* 5 eggs
* 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
* 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 cup milk
* 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

This is a formatted Paula Dean recipe and it rocks!

1 comment:

Brianne said...

I made this cake last week for my husband - can I just say, incredible! It was rich and moist and delicious without being too sweet or oily. He said it was the best pound cake he's ever eaten and boy is he picky! My daughter loved it - she kept asking for more cake - it was perfect to just slice her a sliver for dessert! It was delicious by itself with a cup of coffee, and for him, I sprinkled it with some confectioner's sugar and added fresh strawberries. Delicious! This is a recipe I will definitely hang onto!