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Walnut Pound Cake


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped


  1. Do NOT preheat oven. Lightly grease and flour tube pan.
  2. Cream butter and shortening, then add sugar, a half-cup at a time, and beat until light.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla extract to milk.
  5. Add 2 cups flour to creamed mixture, alternating with milk/vanilla extract.
  6. Add salt and baking powder to last cup of flour, then add to mixture. Blend well.
  7. Stir in walnuts. Batter should be thick and fluffy. Spoon into tube pan and spread evenly.
  8. Place in cold oven on middle shelf; turn oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes (do not open oven during cooking).
  9. Allow to cool in pan on wire rack.

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