Aunt Lucille's Pound Cake
1 lb. unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
3 c. granulated sugar
6 large eggs at room temperature
4 c. cake flour
3/4 c. whole milk
2 t. vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Grease and flour 10 inch tube pan or bundt pan.
With an electric mixer, beat butter at medium speed for 8 minutes. (Aunt Lucille insisted on 6 minutes).
Add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy.
Using low speed on mixer, add flour alternately with milk.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour into pan.
Bake for 1 hour 40 minutes.
Cool in pan for about 15 minutes before turning onto wire rack.
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When I was a child, our family would visit Golden, Texas, to visit my mother's relatives. Aunt Lucille and her husband owned and ran the general store. A highlight for me was to visit their house to play their pump organ! So much fun! She always had a pound cake ready to serve when guests dropped in.