This is a never-fail pound cake with a crusty top. It's delicious with coffee as well as ice cream.

Beck
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray pan with non-stick spray.

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  • Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, flour and mix well.

  • Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

599 calories; 30.8 g total fat; 140 mg cholesterol; 53 mg sodium. 74.2 g carbohydrates; 7.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2007
This is a delicious traditional pound cake recipe which makes 2 cakes when baked in loaf pans (recipe doesn't really specifiy what kind of pan - one assumes a loaf pan since it is a "loaf" cake" - yes?). Wonderful cake (even with butter substituted for the Crisco) but keep in mind it is a recipe for TWO CAKES when done in loaf pans (loaves) which is not mentioned in the recipe. Half recipe for one loaf - which is what I do. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/04/2013
I halved this recipe and following the advice of another reviewer baked it in a loaf pan rather than a bundt pan. If you do the same be sure to use an 8x4 loaf pan rather than a 9x5 because you ll get very little rise. I ve never baked a cake or sweet bread that didn t have either baking powder or baking soda in it and I thought it unusual that this recipe had neither but I don t do a whole of baking either. This was OK a little on the dry side but I'll use it for strawberry shortcake so that won't be an issue. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2007
This is a delicious traditional pound cake recipe which makes 2 cakes when baked in loaf pans (recipe doesn't really specifiy what kind of pan - one assumes a loaf pan since it is a "loaf" cake" - yes?). Wonderful cake (even with butter substituted for the Crisco) but keep in mind it is a recipe for TWO CAKES when done in loaf pans (loaves) which is not mentioned in the recipe. Half recipe for one loaf - which is what I do. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2007
This is a delicious traditional pound cake recipe which makes 2 cakes when baked in loaf pans (recipe doesn't really specifiy what kind of pan - one assumes a loaf pan since it is a "loaf" cake" - yes?). Wonderful cake (even with butter substituted for the Crisco) but keep in mind it is a recipe for TWO CAKES when done in loaf pans (loaves) which is not mentioned in the recipe. Half recipe for one loaf - which is what I do. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2002
I was in a hurry to make a cake for a gathering and this cake was perfect. Tasty quick and easy to prepare. I will be making this cake often for my friends and family. It is also great doctored up with decorations. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2008
I love this recipe. You can veriate it so much. The last time i did it i add white chocolate. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2008
Very moist dense slightly eggy cake. I added a bit of lemon zest to add just a teensy bit of tang but it would have been just as nice without. Excellently crusty crust. Would be very nice with tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
Delicious easy fast! Will make again. Next time I will flour pan it was a little hard to get out with only spraying it Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
I halved this recipe and following the advice of another reviewer baked it in a loaf pan rather than a bundt pan. If you do the same be sure to use an 8x4 loaf pan rather than a 9x5 because you ll get very little rise. I ve never baked a cake or sweet bread that didn t have either baking powder or baking soda in it and I thought it unusual that this recipe had neither but I don t do a whole of baking either. This was OK a little on the dry side but I'll use it for strawberry shortcake so that won't be an issue. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/30/2018
I made this as written no changes and I found it really bland. Needs salt perhaps. Read More