PLAIN POUND CAKE
- 1 C butter
- 1 1/2 C sugar
- 5 large eggs
- 2 C flour, sift after measuring
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp mace
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350'
Cream shortening and sugar together.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
Mix in flour, salt and mace.
Add vanilla and beat thoroughly.
Pour in a loaf pan lined with Reynolds parchment paper.
Bake 60-80 minutes.
It's been around about 100 years that I know of. The main difference between this and most pound cake recipes is the addition of mace.