There's almost nothing I like better than a pound cake unless it's a SIMPLE pound cake recipe. And this one fits the bill. I think pound cake is so versatile. You can eat it plain....with berries...use it in a trifle (Yum!)...toast it and drizzle a sauce over it....have you ever toasted pound cake? Oh. my. There are just so many ways to eat pound cake! This is one of my favorite recipes. It's "fairly simple"..... ;-)
Simple Pound Cake
1 cup butter
½ cup shortening – I used butter-flavored
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 12-cup bundt pan.
butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until
creamy. Gradually add 3 cups of sugar, beating at medium speed until
light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition just
until the yellow disappears.
Stir together the flour and
salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending
with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until just blended after each
addition. Beat in vanilla just until blended. Pour batter into greased
and floured pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour
and 20 minutes or until a long wooden pick comes out clean. Cool in pan
on a wire rack for 10 – 15 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on
wire rack. Transfer to serving platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
10 – 12 servings
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!