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Pound Cake

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  • 4 cups cake flour, sifted before measuring (1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups butter (1 pound)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar (1 pound)
  • 10 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract, vanilla extract or brandy


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease well and flour a tube cake pan.
  2. Sift flour and salt together.
  3. Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Cream together until light and fluffy.
  4. Add whole eggs, one at a time. Beat thoroughly between each addition of the eggs. If an electric mixer is used, do not stop mixer while adding eggs.
  5. Add half the sifted flour and salt. Beat for about 1 minute.
  6. Add remaining flour-salt mixture and flavorings. Beat about 1 minute. Use rubber spatula to collect all flour from sides of mixing bowl.
  7. Pour into prepared tube cake pan.
  8. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes, checking for doneness periodically.
  9. Remove from pan immediately after removing from oven.
  10. Cool on a cake rack.