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Old 10-12-2004, 07:39 AM
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as posted by ewriggs in the August 2004 What's for Dinner? thread

"Real" Pound Cake

Oven - 350 deg
1 pound flour - sifted
1 pound sugar
1 pound butter
1 dozen eggs - separated
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp vanilla (can substitute one Tbsp with almond extract or lemon or orange extract if desired)

Cream butter until light and fluffy. Start adding the sugar slowly, about 1/4 cup at a time, continuing to cream between additions. When all incorporated, add eggs, one at a time. Then, continuing to beat, add the flour slowly, about 1/4 cup at a time. Add the salt. Add the vanilla (and/or other extracts). One last beating, and you are ready to cook it!

Pour batter into a buttered, floured tube pan, and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool about 30 min, then slide a spatula around the outer sides and around the tube, separate the tube from the outer pan and invert cake onto a wire rack to remove the tube. Allow to cool completely before trying to cut. (If it's a one-piece tube pan, you just use the spatula as described, and invert the cake out onto a wire rack to cool.)

You can use 2 loaf pans if you want to.
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