Million Dollar Pound Cake

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Jolayne Cooper
from Americus, GA

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!!!

serves 12-16
prep time 15 Min
cook time 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
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How To Make

  • 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.

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