Million Dollar Pound Cake

Jolayne Cooper

By
@jwcooper

My husband's favorite dessert is pound cake. His mother made one every day of his growing up years. I asked her for her recipe and she didn't have one, she just made it. Finally, she said she had found a recipe that was good and close to what she made. My husband loves it just as it is, but I like other things with it as you will see with the pictures. It is a true pound cake as you will see from the ingredients.

Enjoy!!!


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Serves:

12-16

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 c
sugar
1 lb
butter, softened
1 Tbsp
shortening
6
eggs, at room temperature (this is important)
4 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
milk
1 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine sugar, butter, and shortening, and cream until light and fluffy. Cream for at least 5 minutes. This is a very important step because there is no other leavening agent such as baking powder or baking soda.
2
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Again this is very important for the cake to rise.
3
Add flour to creamed mixture, alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in flavorings.
4
Pour batter into a well-greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Put in a cold oven and turn it on to bake at 300 degrees for one hour and 30 minutes until cake tests done.
5
NOTE: Each oven is different, so make sure you don't overbake it. I had to take my cake out after about 1 hour and 20 minutes so it wouldn't over bake and become dry.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American