Super Pound Cake
Super Size Pound Cake
Come on in for the recipe...
The cake is yummy and buttery, but the lemon drizzle is the perfect addition on the top too!
Here is a cup of coffee so you can see the actual size of the cake. It's extra long...16 inches!
My mom collected these pans whenever she saw them. I inherited 3 of them and I think my sister has some too!! The cake takes a long time to bake (1 hour and 45 minutes), so my mom always said.."why waste the electricity on one cake, I'll bake 2 or 3." She would give them away or freeze them!
The loaf pan is 16 inches long by 4 inches high and 4 inches wide. You can still find them online. I've never divided the recipe into two smaller loaf pans, so I'm not sure how they would turn out with baking times.
Super Pound Cake
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups shortening ( I always use the butter flavored Crisco sticks)
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups milk
Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
Grease and flour a loaf pan that is 16"x4"x4" in size. (This is a large loaf pan, not the regular size bread pan)
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time until well blended, then add vanilla extract. Next, spoon in flour mixture into creamed sugar mixture, alternating with the milk until both flour and milk are blended in well. Batter will be thick and fluffy. Spoon into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes. It's a long time to bake, but it's well worth it!! The cake will be golden brown and a cake tester should come out clean in the center.
I just mixed about 1 cup or so of confectioner's sugar with 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract and then added milk, one teaspoon at a time, until I had the right drizzle consistency!
Hope your family and friends love this recipe as much as my family does.
If you are looking for the long loaf pan, just google large loaf pan or 16 inch loaf pan. They cost between $10-$20.
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