I have been hungering for a pound cake for several days. My friend Sylvia at CHK network posted a black walnut pound cake that looked to die for, but I don't have any black walnuts or shortening so I decided to go through my recipes and I found one I had made several years back. It is just a classic pound cake, very simple not alot of ingredients and very very tasty, very rich though as it has real butter and eggs.
Hang on though, it has BUTTER in it, YUP REAL BUTTER, SHHHH DON'T TELL.
- 1 1/2 CUPS BUTTER, ALLOW TO SOFTEN TO ROOM TEMP
- 3 CUPS WHITE SUGAR
- 6 EGGS
- 1 CUP MILK
- 3 1/2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
- 1 SLIGHTLY ROUNDED TSP SALT
- 3 TSP REAL VANILLA EXTRACT
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES,GREASE AND FLOUR 2 LOAF PANS. THOROUGHLY CREAM BUTTER AND SUGAR TO A SOFT FLUFFY CONSISTENCY, AFTER SUGAR AND BUTTER IS COMBINED ADD EGGS ONE AT A TIME, CONTINUE BEATING. IN ANOTHER BOWL COMBINE FLOUR AND SALT. SLOWLY COMBINE THE FLOUR INTO THE BUTTER, SUGAR AND EGG MIXTURE AND SLOWLY ADD THE MILK, ALTERNATING FLOUR AND MILK.
AFTER FLOUR IS COMBINED ADD THE VANILLA EXTRACT. POUR INTO GREASED AND FLOURED LOAF PAN, BAKE FOR APPROXIMATELY 55 MINUTES UNTIL KNIFE COMES OUT CLEAN.