This is my Mom’s recipe from about 1930. It rises high in the tube pan, is moist, and smells heavenly baking.
Old Fashioned Pound Cake II
1 1/2 cups shortening
3 cups white sugar
1 cup milk
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons lemon extract
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Sift together the flour and salt. Set aside.
2 In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Beat in the vanilla and lemon extract. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3 Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.