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Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pound Cake, by , is from The Hastings Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Jimmy/Melissa Lambert
Added: Wednesday, January 24, 2007


1/2 C butter, softened
1/2 C shortening
2 C sugar
4 eggs
1/2 t baking soda
1 C buttermilk
3 C flour
1/8 t salt
2 t lemon extract
1 t almond extract

Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.

Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until blended after each addition. Stir in flavorings.

Pour batter into two greased and floured 9 x 5 x 3" loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 45 - 50 mins. or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 - 15 min; remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.




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