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Southern Pound Cake
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  • 1 cup (225 ml) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) shortening (Crisco)
  • 3 cups (700 ml) sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups (700 ml) cake flour
  • 1 cup (225 ml) milk
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). vanilla
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). baking powder
  • Cream together butter and shortening.
  • Add sugar and continue to cream until perfectly smooth, about 10 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating until well blended.
  • Add cake flour a little at a time.
  • Slowly add milk, then flavorings.
  • Add baking powder last.
  • Grease and flour a large bundt pan.
  • Pour cake batter into pan and place in a cold oven.
  • Turn temperature to 325 degrees (175 C.) or 350 degrees (175 C.) and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Do not jar cake or remove from oven too soon.
  • Cool slightly and remove from pan.
  • Freezes well.

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