Nanny's Pound Cake

If you have a love for pound cake like I do, then this recipe is for you.  This recipe is from my late grandmother, Nanny Vera.  She was an excellent cook.  She made this pound cake often for my grandfather and always for me when I would come to see them.

Nanny's Pound Cake

What you need for the cake:

2 sticks butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup Crisco
3 cups sugar
5 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon rum extract
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

In a large bowl, cream butter and crisco together until smooth.  Add sugar and mix.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg.

Add coconut and rum extracts, mix.

In another large bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk.  Mix thoroughly after each addition. 

Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.  

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until toothpick when inserted comes out clean.

Garnish with strawberries in syrup and whipped cream.


1 comment :

  1. Your nanny's pound cake is lovely... turned out picture perfect. I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks!