My Granny was well know for her Cakes and Pies, one of her most famous was her Pound Cake.
She made this often...so much so that I can almost remember all the ingredients that she put in it....
The cake was golden, moist, and delicious...it was also the only recipe that she did NOT give me.
So over the years I have tried many recipes trying to recreate the famous pound cake she use to make...Granny has Alzheimer Disease now so her memories of our times in her kitchen are not the same, but once when I was visiting her I told her about a new pound cake recipe that I found and how good it was.
She looked at me and smiled and said...
"you still trying to get that recipe from me" and laughed...
It's the little things...
Here is a pound cake recipe that is delicious, not as much as Granny's but close.
Simple Butter Pound Cake
What ya need:
recipe adapted from Food Network
2 sticks butter, unsalted
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
What ya do:
Preheat oven to 350
With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into greased and floured (or non stick spray) tube (bundt) pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until it passes the toothpick test.