Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Perfect Pound Cake

We all have a pound cake recipe, maybe several, I even have tried many, many recipes. Until last year  when I came across Paula Deen's recipe. This is by far, the best pound cake ever. So moist on the inside with a little crisp on the outside, perfect alone or you can put whipped cream and berries on top, either way, this will be your favorite after you make this. Guaranteed!!!!


1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
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. I checked my cake after 1 hour, then every 5 minutes after. Mine took about 1 hour 10 minutes. Just check after 1 hour with toothpick that comes out clean..

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