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from [Shawnzie]
Pound Cake

Pound Cake

The story goes that pound cake got its name because it was originally made with a pound each of most of its ingredients. We've taken a few "pounds" off these ingredients, but the cake still has the same delicious taste that we remember!

  • Yield: 12 servings


  • 3 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 cup(s) butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 5 whole(s) eggs
  • 3 cup(s) all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 cup(s) evaporated milk divided
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 0.5 cup(s) shortening


•Coat a 10-inch Bundt or tube pan with cooking spray and lightly flour, set aside.

• In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium-high speed, beat sugar, butter, and shortening until creamy. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add 1-1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup evaporated milk, beating until well blended. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cup evaporated milk, and vanilla, beating until well mixed.

• Pour batter into pan. Place in a cold oven and bake at 300 degrees F. 1-3/4 to 2 hours, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve, or cover until ready to serve.

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