Thursday, November 20, 2008

Grandma Connie's Pound Cake

This was my brother's favorite dessert growing up and its one of Mark's favorites now (especially of you put some strawberries and whipped cream on it!!!) Actually, my husband will even choose this as breakfast over anything else whenever its available :) I've never met a better pound cake!


½ lb butter (at room temperature)
½ cup shortening (at room temp.)
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 cups plus 5 tbs. sifted flour (Swans cake flour works best!)
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla (can use 1 tsp almond extract if desired)
1 tsp orange extract
½ tsp. baking powder

Directions: Do NOT preheat oven! Grease a tube pan with Crisco completely, flour pan. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour and milk alternately. Add flavoring and baking powder; beat well. Bake in tube pan at 300 for 1 hour 35min.