Easy Kentucky Pound Cake

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1 1/2 c butter,softened
2 1/2 c granulated sugar
5 large eggs,room temperature
3 c all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 c milk(i have also used sour cream)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp almond extract( or lemon...or just use a total of 1 3/4 teaspoon vanilla and omit the almond
1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp plus 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
1 tsp vanilla
place ingredients into small bowl and whisk until well blended.

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Chris T. Recipe
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East Hampton, NY (pop. 1,083)
Member Since Jun 2011
Chris' notes for this recipe:
This is one of my best pound cake recipes...it came attached to either a Wilton bundt or fluted cake pan YEARS ago...it is EASY,rich,dense and moist.
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Preheat oven to 325* and grease and flour pan(bundt or fluted). I am told it makes 2 nice loaf cakes as well.
ALL ingredients should be at room temperature.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs,one at a time, mixing well after each one.
Sift 3 cups of flour with baking powder and salt.
Starting with flour mixture,add alternately flour mixture and milk.
Mix in extract(s).
Pour into prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and then turn out on rack to cool. If glazing let the cake cool completely first.
I made this cake today and I needed to cook it for one hour and 15 minutes...so make sure you test with a toothpick :o)

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user Staci Ojeda txstayathomemom - Aug 29, 2011
what is ap flour? Sorry, I don't bake alot from scratch and I got no clue!
user Chris T. chrisb64 - Aug 29, 2011
Sorry Staci...All Purpose=AP
user Staci Ojeda txstayathomemom - Aug 29, 2011
ooooh! OK! LOL.. learn something new every day! Thanks.
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