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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Never-Fail Poundcake

Hands on time: 15 minutes Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Serves: 10-12

3 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
5 eggs
3 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

Preheat oven 325 degrees. Grease and flour tube pan or cover with baking spray. Cream sugar, butter and shortening, beating well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, and continue mixing until fluffy. Alternately add flour, baking powder and milk until all ingredients are well-blended. Add vanilla. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for about 1 hour , testing for doneness with a toothpick.
Per serving (based on 10): 681 calories percent of calories from fat, 42), 8 grams protein, 92 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber, 32 grams fat (15 grams saturated), 157 milligrams cholesterol, 260 milligrams sodium.

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