Sunday, August 21, 2011

#6 Mary Ellen's Recipes - Pound Cake

2 sticks butter
5 large eggs
1 cup solid shortening
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 cups flour - sifted
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla or lemon flavoring
1 tsp almond extract
Grated rind of 1 fresh orange

Cream butter, shortening and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time.

Sift flour if you haven't already (I also added the baking powder in)

Add flour, a little at a time so that it won't explode all over the place

Add the milk and flavorings.  Scrape down the sides every now and then so that all the ingredients mix thoroughly

Pour into well greased tube pan.  Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes

What's this you ask?  It's my "clean as you go" method.  Never done it?  You should try, it will make life easier

Don't forget to wipe down the mixer, it'll give it a longer life.

WOW!!  Do you think I may have filled the pan up too much?

Unfortunately, it was a little too much that I had to end up trimming off the excess.  I realized that it was because I used a Bundt pan and not a tube pan which I believe holds more.  Oh well.

and as you can see, I didn't grease the pan enough so some of the cake stuck to the pan.  I could say this cake was a flop only by the way that it looks but once you tasted it, it was thick, moist and deeeelicious.  No complaints from anyone :)

I love a thick moist cake.  Yum!!


  1. This looks scrumptious! I love a good slice of moist, flavorful pound cake.

    I definitely clean as I go!

  2. Looks delicious! I'll have to give this recipe a try. I'm wondering if I can put the batter in two loaf pans...hmmm.
    I always clean as I go. My mother, a chef, did not, and it drove me batty :)


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