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Million Dollar Pound Cake

Million Dollar Pound Cake

You'll need only half of this cake for each truffle recipe. Save the other half for other truffles--or just nibbling.

 

This recipe goes with Raspberry Pound Cake Truffles, Chocolate-Espresso Truffles, Bourbon-Peacan Truffles, Candied Ginger Pound Cake Truffles

Southern Living DECEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Makes 1 (9-inch) layer
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose soft-wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 300°. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.

2. Add flour to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in extracts. Pour into a lightly greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan.

3. Bake at 300° for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack; cool completely (about 1 hour).

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