Great Pound Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 15 or more
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A very moist, light basic pound cake. A favorite of everyone in our family.


8 Ounces butter (2 sticks)
1/2 Cup solid shortening (Crisco)
3 Cup sugar
5 large eggs (add one at a time)
3 Cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 dash salt
1 Cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 Tablespoon butter or butter-nut flavoring

Preparation / Directions:

Cream butter, shortening and sugar together. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Add flour mixture 1 c. at a time with milk. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating each one into the mixture. Add flavorings and beat batter for at least 5-7 minutes. The longer you beat, the more fluffy the cake. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan (bundt or regular tube pan) Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hr. 15 min. Cake is done when tester or toothpick comes out clean. IMPORTANT: Take the cake out and turn it onto a plate and place it in a covered cake box to cool. After it cools, wipe the condensation off the inside of the lid of the cake box. Cooling it covered makes it really moist but don't leave all that moisture on the lid or it will be soggy.

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