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Buttermilk Pound Cake

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Why I Love This Recipe

My mother-in-law gave me a cookbook for Christmas in 1976. I have been making this pound cake since then. However, I will often add the flavorings from my 5 Flavor Pound Cake recipe. This is one of Michelle favorites.

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 tsp lemon flavoring
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp soda
1 tbsp boiling water


Cream butter, shortening, and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; add alternately with buttermilk. Dissolve soda in water and beat into mixture.

Pour into a greased and lightly floured tube pan. Bake 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Let rest 5-10 minutes before taking out of the pan.

Serve plain; with strawberries and cream; peaches and vanilla ice cream; fresh fruit salad; etc.

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