Pound cake is one of those recipes that everyone should know how to make.
The perfect dessert, breakfast or snack, this versatile and easy "cake" can make an appearance at so many times of the day!
One thing is for sure. . . you probably won't have leftovers! :-)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups all purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
Cream butter and shortening; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixtrue alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until well blended after each addition. Stir in flavorings. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 5-10 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes, remove from pan and cool.
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