When Joe and I got married one of the best parts of planning was selecting the cake. I mean, who doesn't love cake? We found a woman who made a lemon pound cake that was Uh-may-zing! Let me tell you how special it was. When I walked into the reception hall, I smelled something wonderful. It was my cake! It was excellent that day, and one year later.
This year we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. Instead of buying something or making a standard chocolate cake, I decided to try my hand at a pound cake. Before I share this recipe, I should note that my sister is queen of the pound cake--why would I bother making one when hers are the best? Well, being 9 hours apart from each other and all, I didn't think she would be coming up just to bake us a cake! Without further ado, here is the recipe:
Pearl Pound Cake, from the Sandlapper Cookbook
2 sticks butter, at room temperature
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. milk
3 c. sugar
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
5 large eggs
1-2 tsp. flavoring
Grease and lightly flour a large tube pan.
Cream butter and shortening well. Add sugar gradually. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add baking powder to flour, and add alternately with the milk to the creamed mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, 20 minutes. Cool in pan.
Hope y'all enjoy this as much as I do. Look out, sister, there's a new pound cake maker in this family!