When I hear the words Pound Cake, am I the only one who thinks of Van Halen's hit? I'm sure I am. But anyhoo. I bought some beautiful strawberries this weekend. I needed something to put them on.
While researching the perfect pound cake recipe, I learned something interesting. This buttery cake got its name based on the amount of ingredients you used: a pound of butter, a pound of eggs, and a pound of sugar. Whew, that must have been one big cake.
I did not find one recipe that I thought would fit, so I guess this is my pieced together recipe for pound cake.
You will need:
Heat your oven to 350°, and grease/flour your bundt pan. I haven't done this step since the invention on Baker's Joy. I. Love. This. Stuff. :)
In a small bowl, mix together 3 cups flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup shortening, and 3 cups sugar until light and fluffy.
Stir in 1 TBS vanilla.
Don't make fun of my mixing bowl. I realized after I started that my large bowl was in the fridge with strawberry mousse in it. But, I know you're secretly jealous of it.
Add 1 egg at a time until you have used all 5.
Beat in flour mixture, alternating with 1 1/4 cup milk.
Transfer batter to prepared pan. This was so good. Oh, no, I didn't taste the raw batter.. ok, yes I did, and it was good.
Bake in preheated oven 80-90 minutes.