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Louise's Pound Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Louise's Pound Cake, by , is from A Taste of the Spirit - Book II, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Debbie Yakstis
Added: Saturday, September 19, 2009


2 sticks butter or margarine
1/2 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. buttermilk
1/2 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 Tbsp. boiling water
3 1/2 c. plain flour
1 tsp pure vanilla
1 tsp lemon
1 tsp. almond
1 tsp. Coconut
(use 2 tsp. if using imitation flavorings)

Cream together butter, shortening, and sugar. Add 1 egg at the time beating well after each addition. Mix baking soda mixture into buttermilk. Gradually add flour and buttermilk to batter alternating beginning and ending with flour. Add flavorings and mix well. Pour batter into a bunt cake pan and place into a cold oven.


Bake at 325 for 1hr 20min. Be certain to use a cold oven for this.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For this cake to turn out you must use a cold oven.




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