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     Best Pound Cake (ever)

            

 

This recipe has been around for years under various names.  It is lighter in texture than most

 

 

pound cakes and doesn't contain any leavening agents.  I love it with strawberries and

 

 

whipped cream.  Preheat your oven and prepare your pan before starting to make this

 

 

cake.

 

 

 

Ingredients 

  1 pound of butter, room temperature

•  3 cups of sugar

•  6 eggs (large is best)

 

•  4 cups of all-purpose flour

•  ¾ cup of whole milk

•  1 tsp of a good vanilla (see my recipe here)

•  1 tsp of a good almond extract (I prefer Amaretto)

Preheat oven to 300°F.  You will need a greased* and floured 10-inch pan, tube or bundt.

Instructions

1.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until it's light and creamy.  On my large mixer, it takes about 5

 

 

    minutes on medium speed.

2.  Gradually add the sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. The mixture will lighten as it's beaten.

3.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until you can't see the yolk.

 

 

4.  Using low speed, add the flour, alternating it with the milk, just until it's incorporated after each

 

 

     addition, ending with the flour.  The mixture should be smooth and free of lumps.  Stir in the

 

 

     extracts as you scrape the bowl and stir the batter.

5.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan; smooth the top.  Bake for 100 minutes (1 hour, 40 minutes)

 

 

     until long wooden pick or cake tester comes out clean; cool on rack for 15 minutes.  Remove from

 

 

     pan, leave upside down and finish cooling on rack.  Store in an airtight container.

*Check out our recipe for pan release here.

Tips

•  This cake is sooo good with fresh fruit and whipped cream!

• Check out the pan that made this cake.  Perfect serving slices   

 

 

   each time.

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