Who doesn't love a moist, buttery pound cake to sink your teeth into?
One of the best recipes I have found is from Paula Deen, from the Food Network.
Mama's Pound Cake
|photo courtesy food network|
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (CRISCO works great)
3 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
The Midwest is in for another snowstorm tomorrow. I might just have to stay in and bake!