Mama Gunn's Pound Cake

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This prized recipe was highly sought after in Eden, North Carolina. My great-grandma will haunt me forever for making this public, but it's too good to keep to myself.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch tube cake

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 6 large eggs

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch fluted tube pan (such as a Bundt®).

  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; sift the flour mixture twice into a separate bowl. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar in another large bowl until smooth; stir eggs and milk into creamed mixture until thoroughly combined.

  3. Gradually mix flour into moist ingredients to make a smooth batter; stir lemon and vanilla extracts into batter. Continue mixing until no sugar granules are visible. Pour batter into prepared tube pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until top is springy and cake is set in the center, about 90 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan until sides separate from pan; turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

677 Calories
36g Fat
83g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 677
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 386mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 8g
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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