Friday, July 9, 2010

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

This is a lovely, rich pound cake with the taste of brown sugar melded with butter- what could be better? It's a great cake to take to events, or to make for a bake sale since one recipe can make two loaf pans or one bundt pan.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 lb. brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt pan or two 8" loaf pans.

Cream butter, shortening, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Beat just until all ingredients are blended.

Put batter in the prepared baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour, to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Test for doneness. Cool cake in pan 5 minutes before turning out to cool.

This cake is so rich it needs no frosting!