Note: I used 1/2 pound (2 sticks) Crisco shortening or butter. I used Crisco because that is what I had left over from the holidays and my nanna used Crisco.
- 1/2 cup Crisco shortening
- 2 sticks of butter
- 3 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla or lemon extract…or your favorite flavored extract
- Add Lemon or orange peel. Give the pound cake a kick.
- Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the butter and shortening together. Add sugar, eggs, milk, flour and mix together.
Add Vanilla Extract
Add Lemon Rind
Grease pan with Crisco Oil
Cake ready to bake
With a my hand Architect hand mixer, cream the butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add (room temp) 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 pan with additional Crisco oil 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. Oh baby….serve with Whip creme or favorite fruit. YUMMY!
Add frosting. I omit frosting cause of living with my love one with Diabetes and I prefer it without frosting. Shrug shoulders…Oh well. I made the cake…
I sliced at least 25 slices of cake to share with my Mister colleagues. He conveyed the cake was eaten in less than a hour. NO frosting. Frosting is good too….in my younger years.