Country Pound Cake


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 ⅔ cups white sugar
  • 5eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Do not preheat the oven. Grease 10 inch tube pan and line bottom with wax paper or parchment paper.


  • Step 2

    Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar on low speed for 10 minutes.Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition.Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, mixing well.Add the vanilla and lemon extracts.

  • Step 4

    Pour batter into the prepared pan.Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of cake comes out clean.Allow cake to cool in the pan for 1 hour.Remove to a cake rack and cool for at least 3 hours.

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