Friday, 6 July 2012

Virginia Pound Cake

I’m quite fond of pound cakes.  They are very versatile and easy to make.
I got this recipe through the web one day under Pound Cake Recipes.
You can make one big tube cake or make loaves.

1 cup butter, softened
½ cup shortening
3 cups granulated sugar
5 eggs
3 cups cake flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon baking powder

An electric mixer will make this an easier job.
Cream together butter and shortening.  Add sugar and cream until very
smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating until well blended.  Add cake
flour a little at a time. Slowly add milk and extracts.
Add baking powder LAST.

Grease and flour your chosen pan(s).  Pour batter into prepared pan(s)
and place into a COLD oven.  Turn oven on to 325F and bake about
1 hour and 15 minutes or until tester comes out of cake clean.  Cool for
about 15 minutes on rack and then remove from pan(s).  Glaze or dust
with icing sugar if you wish.

Very good with sliced strawberries, ice cream, whipped cream, or
toasted and buttered.

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