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