pound cake(lemon or plain)

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a recipe by
Tina Murphey
Landrum, SC

Years ago a friend gave me this recipe in her own handwriting. It has truly stood the test of time. My entire family loves this cake! Thank you Crystal for sharing with us!

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serves 8 - 10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For pound cake(lemon or plain)

  • 3 stick
    butter(land of lakes, salted) @ room temperature
  • 3 c
  • 6 lg
  • 3 1/2 c
    plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract(you can use 1 tsp and leave off the lemon if you prefer to have plain pound cake)
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract

How To Make pound cake(lemon or plain)

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 325 Grease a tube pan and line the bottom with wax paper.(Do not grease the top of the wax paper)
  • 2
    Sift flour & baking powder together and set aside. Measure and mix milk with flavoring(s)
  • 3
    Cream Butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add Flour mixture and milk mixture alternating. Mix batter well.
  • 4
    Pour batter into the tube pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out dry.
  • 5
    Allow to cool for about 15 minutes then run a butter knife or long thin spatula between the cake pan and the cake. Remove cake from tube pan by inverting the entire pan with cake onto a big round plate. Remove the tube and wax paper from the bottom of the cake. Carefully place a cake plate onto the bottom of the cake and reverse the cake back up to rest on the cake plate.

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