Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Favorite Pound Cake Recipe



Pound Cake
  • 3 blocks butter or margarine
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 T. lemon extract
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter, sugar, eggs, lemon, & vanilla in large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for about 20 mins (mixture should be creamy & fluffy). Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture, blend until just mixed. Add milk, beat 1 minute more. Pour into greased and floured tube pan. Bake for 1 hour or until pick comes out clean when tested. Loosen cake with a knife and turn onto a cooling rack. (This cake freezes well.)

I made this Pound Cake today - I kept half of it for us ( served w/ ice cream for dessert) and I shared the rest. I wanted to take something to a friend that recently had a death in the family so I wrapped the other half of the cake in clear plastic wrap and put it in a pink gift bag. I added a brown polka dotted grosgrain ribbon and a matching striped tag made from some scrapbook paper. For my friend who has a birthday today, I wrapped a few slices individually and put in a cute cardboard gift bag and added a package of french vanilla coffee.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Yum! I don't have a recipe for pound cake so thank you!

Lisa said...

Mmm, a buttery pound cake like this must surely be delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-14_22.html