Mama's Basic Pound Cake

Recipe Rating:
 6 Ratings
Serves: 16-20


2 stick butter
1/2 c criso shortening
3 c sugar
5 eggs
3 c all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c milk
1 tsp vanilla

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Angela Johnson Recipe
Lightly Salted
Statesville, NC (pop. 24,532)
Member Since Apr 2011
Angela's notes for this recipe:
This is the best pound cake I have ever put into my mouth. It is so moist! This cake is a great cake for people that is beginning to bake as I am. You can add so much to this cake. Hope everyone enjoys it :)
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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Sift together dry ingredients and add to mixture alternately with milk, starting with flour and ending with flour. Add vanilla. Pour into greased and floured tube pan or Bundt pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Cool for about 10 minutes on a cooling rack, then turn turn onto cake plate.

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user Rose Rauhauser NewYorkWoman - May 20, 2011
Sweetheart, this is a basic pound cake, they all start out this way, try some others, girl u don't know what your missing????
user Christi D cookiemonsterr - May 20, 2011
I think this pound cake looks delicous, however "basic" it may be. Sometimes the most basic things are the most delicious. I saved this recipe and I plan on adding some lemon extract cuz I love my pound cake to be lemony!
user julie jeorge julie12 - May 20, 2011
Basic is good
user Thea Pappalardo Sassy01 - May 21, 2011
Basic IS good. And, there is no need to be rude in comments.
user Beatrice Abfalter Beas - May 21, 2011
Your so right Thea,!Basic is sooo very good.

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