3 stickbutter(land of lakes, salted) @ room temperature
3 1/2 cplain flour
1/2 tspbaking powder
1/2 tspvanilla extract(you can use 1 tsp and leave off the lemon if you prefer to have plain pound cake)
1/2 tsplemon extract
How to Make Pound Cake(Lemon or Plain)
- 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)
- Sift flour & baking powder together and set aside.
Measure and mix milk with flavoring(s)
- Cream Butter and sugar.
Beat in eggs one at a time.
Add Flour mixture and milk mixture alternating.
Mix batter well.
- Pour batter into the tube pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out dry.
- 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.