Friday, December 12, 2008

Baking: Peg's Pound Cake

 My mother made this cake every Christmas season with red and green swirled throughout. This particular loaf was made today by my daughter and looks delicious! The tradition continues....
Pound Cake
2 sticks butter (1/2 lb)
 3 cups sugar
4 cups flour, sifted 3X ( I stir with a whisk instead)
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsps. baking powder
1 cup milk
2 tsps. vanilla
6 eggs
Directions: Add dry ingredients together and sift 3X. Add to creamed butter alternately with milk. Add vanilla. Add one egg at a time. Beat well. Pour into prepared loaf pans. (Spray with Pam and line across long sides with wax paper) 

Bake in a 350' oven for 50-60 minutes depending on size of pan. Test with cake tester for doneness. The top of the cake will be tan when done.

Note: I tint some of the batter red and green - about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of each color (Christmas), orange (Halloween) etc. for a marble effect. Return tinted batter to pan and swirl with a knife in a figure "8". This cake also freezes well and is tasty when warmed in the microwave.


Stephanie said...

That's funny... because my mother makes it every Christmas, too! And it's delicious. Some of the best traditions are those eaten :)

Roberta said...

Too funny !! Guess it's time for you to carry on the family tradition !!

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