Old Fashioned Country Pound Cake

Old Fashioned Country Pound Cake

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The texture and taste were like a commerical pound cake. I think this is a great cake to have with tea or coffee.

Old Fashioned Country Pound Cake

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions:

  • Do not preheat the oven. Grease 10 inch tube pan and line bottom with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar on low speed for 10 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, mixing well. Add the vanilla and lemon extracts.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 1 hour. Remove to a cake rack and cool for at least 3 hours.

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