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Pound Cake-Grandma Henderson's Recipe Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marlene "Gail" Polk-Pearson
Added: Thursday, December 25, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 C. Shortening
1/2 C. Butter, softened
2 C. Sugar
6 large Eggs
2 C. Flour
pinch of Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Butter Extract

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350º Place a 9" x 13" pan, with 1 inch of water in it; on the oven rack below where the cake will be baking.
Cream shortening, butter and sugar together. Add eggs and stir until combined. Stir in flour, salt and extracts until smooth.
Pour into a greased Angel food or Bundt cake pan. Bake at 350º for 1 hour.
Remove from oven, cool upside down on a cake plate. Run a knife carefully along the edges of the pan. Remove cake from pan when cool.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a recipe I wrote down one summer in the late sixties when our Dad's mother and our grandmother, Clara Henderson, was staying with us. She had the recipe in her head and I wrote down the ingredient's and the directions as she made her wonderful Pound Cake. Also see her Crisco© cake recipe which is very similar to this.

 

 

 

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