Country Pound Cake

8 Servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract or you can use anise, almond, lemon, etc.

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour sifted

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder


  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat with electric hand mixer until blended.

  • Add flavoring, then alternate milk and flour.

  • beat at least 3 minutes, add baking powder and beat one more minutes.

  • Pour into 9-inch tube pan that has been greased and floured.

  • Bake in preheated 350° oven 35 minutes or until cake tests done.

  • When cool, ice with icing made with 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar mixed with small amount of milk and about a teaspoon of flavoring, until it is the consistency of very heavy cream.

  • Spread on top of cake.

Category: Desserts