Pound Cake

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat oven to 325* (F).
  • Spread solid shortening on bottom and sides of 9x5x3 inch loaf pan, or 9-inch tube pan.
  • Dust evenly with flour; tap out excess.
  • Set prepared pan aside.
  • Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter until soft and fluffy.
  • Gradually add sugar and beat until very light and creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • By hand or on low speed, gradually stir in flour mixture-- blend well.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes for loaf pan (40-45 mins. for tube pan), or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake in its pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
  • Slide a knife around the edges to loosen the cake from pan.
  • Remove cake from pan, flip up-right, and cool completely on wire rack.