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Clara's Pound Cake

Clara's Pound Cake created by Impera_Magna

This old fashioned pound cake recipe was given to my mother by a close friend of hers. It has to be the best pound cake, bar none, that I have ever had. Whenever I make it to take somewhere, folks love it. When I made it just for us, it disappeared very quickly. Great by itself, w/ strawberries on the side, or toasted... Sometimes, I substitute 1 t lemon or almond extract for 1 of the t of vanilla... excellent! NOTE: Ovens vary considerably so I recommend checking for done-ness before removing from the oven. Lightly press the top of the cake with your finger. You should be able to tell whether or not the cake is done. You may have to continue baking for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

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1hr 30mins
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  • Grease a 10" tube pan with Crisco or butter and, instead of using flour to dust the pan, use powdered sugar to coat the greased pan. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter and Crisco.
  • Add sugar and mix well.
  • Add eggs one at at time.
  • Sift dry ingredients.
  • Add alternately with milk and vanilla.
  • Pour into prepared 10" tube pan.
  • Bake at 300 degrees F for one hour.
  • Turn oven up to 325 degrees F and bake for 15 additional minutes.
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"This old fashioned pound cake recipe was given to my mother by a close friend of hers. It has to be the best pound cake, bar none, that I have ever had. Whenever I make it to take somewhere, folks love it. When I made it just for us, it disappeared very quickly. Great by itself, w/ strawberries on the side, or toasted... Sometimes, I substitute 1 t lemon or almond extract for 1 of the t of vanilla... excellent! NOTE: Ovens vary considerably so I recommend checking for done-ness before removing from the oven. Lightly press the top of the cake with your finger. You should be able to tell whether or not the cake is done. You may have to continue baking for an additional 5 to 10 minutes."
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  1. Impera_Magna
    Clara's Pound Cake Created by Impera_Magna
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  2. kzbhansen
    Clara's Pound Cake Created by kzbhansen
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  3. kzbhansen
    This is a very tasty pound cake. I love pound cake!! I had a bit of trouble with it cooking through. I ended up cooking it for an additional 20 mins at 325 and certain parts were still a bit uncooked. Not enough to ruin at all but just a bit. Its very flavorful and I will make again. Thanks for posting!
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  4. Impera_Magna
    This old fashioned pound cake recipe was given to my mother by a close friend of hers. It has to be the best pound cake, bar none, that I have ever had. Whenever I make it to take somewhere, folks love it. When I made it just for us, it disappeared very quickly. Great by itself, w/ strawberries on the side, or toasted... Sometimes, I substitute 1 t lemon or almond extract for 1 of the t of vanilla... excellent! NOTE: Ovens vary considerably so I recommend checking for done-ness before removing from the oven. Lightly press the top of the cake with your finger. You should be able to tell whether or not the cake is done. You may have to continue baking for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
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