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96% would make again

Aunt Gussie’s Pound Cake

Tasty Team


for 8 servings

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (230 g), 2 sticks
  • 2 ¾ cups sugar (550 g)
  • ½ cup shortening (100 g)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour (375 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • fresh berry, for serving

Nutrition Info

    Calories 760
    Fat 45g
    Carbs 77g
    Fiber 1g
    Sugar 37g
    Protein 11g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and shortening together with a hand mixer.
  2. Mix the eggs, one at a time, into the batter.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, lemon extract, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Alternately add the dry and wet ingredients into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter equally into two greased and lightly floured loaf pans.
  7. Bake in a non-preheated oven set to 350°F (180°C) for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 30 minutes before slicing.
  9. Serve with vanilla ice cream and berries.
  10. Enjoy!

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