OLD-FASHIONED POUND CAKE

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb butter (2 cups)
  • 1 lb sifted cake flour (4 cups)
  • 10 eggs, separated
  • 1 lb sugar (2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  • Cream butter, work in flour until mixture is mealy.
  • Beat egg yolks, sugar and vanilla until thick and fluffy.
  • Add first mixture gradually, beating thoroughly.
  • Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
  • Beat vigorously 5 minutes.
  • Bake in 2 loaf pans line with waxed paper, in a moderately slow oven (325' f) 1 1/4 hrs.
  • Makes 2 loaves (8x4 inches)

Notes

Published in 1938, in a book called The American Woman's Cookbook, I figure if if they called this pound cake old fashioned back then....it must be ancient now!

Categories: Cake  Dessert 

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