Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pound cake

This was interesting. Found the recipes on Here it is:
Country Pound Cake
Submitted by: Morgan
Yields: 14 servings
"This a really good down-home style, back to basics pound cake that my whole family enjoys! This recipe was handed down to me with the stipulation of placing the cake in a cold oven, and it turns out perfectly every time."
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 2/3 cups white sugar
5 eggs
1 cup milk (I used lite sour cream instead of milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1.Do not preheat the oven. Grease 10 inch tube pan and line bottom with wax paper or parchment paper.
2.Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3.In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar on low speed for 10 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, mixing well. Add the vanilla and lemon extracts.
4.Pour batter into the prepared pan. Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 1 hour. Remove to a cake rack and cool for at least 3 hours.

Here is the batter:

This is the cake out of the oven:

Unfortunately, we had a little problem when it came out of the pan :

I put the pieces back on the cake. Of course this didn't take away from the flavor of the cake. Everyone loved it! I will be very careful about greasing and flouring the pan when I make this again :-)

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