Friday, May 8, 2009

Homemade Pound Cake


This is a recipe I requested from a friend in the early 1980's. It is still a great pound cake, the perfect foundation for fresh berries!

Recipe: Homemade Pound Cake

1-1/2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3-1/4 cups cake flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Do not preheat oven. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one (do not be tempted into dumping them all in at once). Add the flour and salt alternately with the milk and blend well. Gently fold in the lemon juice. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube pan (plain or decorative) and place in cold oven. Bake 1 hour and 45 minutes at 325ยบ F. Do not open oven during baking. When done, cool cake in pan a few minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. Once inverted, I turn my cake right-side up.

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