This recipe was a combined effort by my aunt and grandmother and handed down to me. It is easy and very versitle. It makes a firm cake that is great for carving, layering, or just for single layers. It is not recommended that you double this recipe.
7 egg pound cake (very easy)
- 1.5 cups shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 7 eggs
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour alternately with milk, starting and ending with flour. Vanilla goes in last. Bake at 325 until it tests done.
- This pound cake takes a while to bake because it is quite dense. I have found that an 11X15 pan holds two runs of this batter and bakes in 1 hr 20 min.
- You can alter the flavor by simply substituting some or all of the vanilla flavoring with the flavor of your choice.