This recipe is from Paula Deen's The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook, copyright1997. I've made this a jillion times over the years and often make adjustments to it as noted below. I LOVE this cake pan! It has a fleur de lis pattern although it's difficult to see it with the glaze. Check this out on Amazon ~
Mama's Pound Cake
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
3 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk ~ I used 2/3 c. milk and 1/3 c. Triple Sec
1 tsp. vanilla ~ I used orange extract...approx 2 tsp.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Sift together dry ingredients and add to mixture alternately with milk, starting with flour and ending with flour. Add vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1-1/2 hours.
I made a glaze using powdered sugar, 2 T. softened butter and Triple Sec for the liquid. It's a fabulous cake, very moist and serves a crowd.
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