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Auntie's Pound Cake Recipe

Auntie's Pound Cake sliced, on blue plate, cooked perfectly

This pound cake is the best cake I have ever eaten.
It has a very fine crumbly texture with a buttery lemon flavor.

2 sticks Unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup Shortening
3 cups Cake flour
3 cups Sugar
5 Eggs
1 cup Whole milk
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Lemon extract

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan
Do not preheat oven for Auntie's recipe!

Cream the butter, shortening and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift dry ingredients together and set aside.
Add vanilla and lemon extract to milk.
Add dry ingredients to sugar and egg mixture, alternating with liquid, beating just enough to blend until all ingredients are combined. Beat pound cake batter on medium speed for 5 minutes. Place into greased and floured pan. Place into COLD oven. Bake Auntie's Pound Cake until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

16 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 111 g
Calories 419
Calories from Fat 180
Total Fat 20.0g 31%
Saturated Fat 10.0g 50%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 108mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 56.4g 19%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
Sugars 38.5g
Protein 4.8g
Vitamin A 9% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 5% • Iron 8%



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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!