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Mockingbird Pound Cake

Prep time 20 mins
Bake time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield Makes 10 to 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 3 cups granulated sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition just until yellow disappears.

  2. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition, scraping bottom and sides of bowl as needed. Beat in extracts. Pour batter into a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan.

  3. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Dust cake evenly with powdered sugar.

Mockingbird Bakery, Greenwood, Mississippi