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
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
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.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!