Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
No need to go through all the traditional steps in mixing up this simple, but delicious pound cake. Make it with the flavorings you like and make it your own.
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla or 2 teaspoons lemon extract or 2 teaspoons almond extract or 2 teaspoons orange extract (1 tsp each of any 2 flavorings you like etc.)
- DUMP all ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix with electric mixer on medium speed for 15 minutes.
- Pour batter into greased Bundt or tube cake pan.
- Put into COLD oven.
- Set oven temperature at 325 degrees and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes, or until cake tests done.
Great Recipe!! love the vanilla and almond extracts together, great flavor.This is an easy cake. Thanks for posting.UPDATE:7-16-10 I keep getting request for this recipe. Everybody loves this cake. It is so easy and taste great. Thanks again for posting.Update 9-10-10
I make thi cake often. It doesn't last long once it comes out of the oven. Thanks again!!
Great Recipe!! Lovely flavor, this is going to be a keeper. And may I suggest serving it with Chocolate Gravy Chocolate gravy? My family loved it, I am sending a piece to work for his lunch pail. think this will travel well, and with a side of the chocolate gravy to warm in the microwave, I think there may be a few jealous people wanting him to share. Thank you!
Believe it not; this recipe works! I was very skeptical as recipe I have tried traditionally calls for extensive creaming butter and sugar. This had an very fine texture, a little sweeter than some cakes, and very light in color. I did use softened butter however instead of shortening and it was excellent.