|Old Fashion Pound Cake|
Until today, I had never made a pound cake. There is one right now in the oven, baking up to a golden brown wonderfulness. I love pound cake, it is buttery and delicious.
from: Jim Fobel's Old Fashioned Baking Book
makes 1 9X5 loaf
the intro: Pound cake derives its name from the original formula from which it was made; one pound each of butter, sugar, flour, and eggs, enough to make 2 loaves. This old recipe of Aunt Irma's calls for approximately, one-half pound of each of the ingredients and yields one loaf.
2 c all purpose flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking powder
1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 c sugar
5 large eggs, at room temperature
2 t vanilla extract
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour (prepare in your preferred method) a 9X5 inch loaf pan.
In a medium sized bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy.
Gradually beat in the sugar, until blended.
One at a time beat in the eggs. Add the vanilla extract.
This morning I had a special helper while baking this cake. She learned to crack eggs, opening them will need additional practice, good thing we like to bake, practice does make perfect!
Add the dry ingredients and beat just until smooth.
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