Richard’s Pound Cake

1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon extract (or almond extract or rum) Directions: Start with a cold oven. Do not preheat oven. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar together.Continue reading “Richard’s Pound Cake”

Dwight’s Pound Cake

1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter 3 cups sugar 3 cups all-purpose flour 6 eggs 1/2 pint whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon flavor Optional: 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely ground Directions: Combine butter and sugar; mix well. Add 1 egg and beat. Repeat with remaining eggs. Slowly add flour whileContinue reading “Dwight’s Pound Cake”

7-Up Pound Cake

3 cups cake flour, sifted twice (measured after first sifting) 3 cups sugar 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 2 sticks margarine 10 oz 7-Up 5 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine margarine, shortening, and sugar in bowl; mix well. Add 1 egg and beat mixture. Repeat until all eggs added.Continue reading “7-Up Pound Cake”