My father always insists, "no cards, no gifts" and so I offered something he will not turn down...
"Daddy, I want to bake you a cake for Father's Day. What would you like?"
"Pound cake!" he said without missing a beat.
And so I did and it was absolutely wonderful. I baked at his house and his nose was twitching when the wonderful aroma wafted into the family room. As soon as I turned it from the pan, I cut him a piece and served it with a handful of fresh blueberries. Pound cake is always better after it has had a chance to sit for 24 hours, but a smidgeling taste confirmed that this was one heck of a good cake! With my husband, brother in law, and two sisters there, plus the big slice we brought mom in the hospital, there was only half a cake left on day one. Happy Father's day, y'all!
Southern Pound Cake
1 cup butter (1/2 lb.)
1/2 cup oil
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond ext.
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream butter and oil until light. Add sugar gradually, creaming well, add eggs one at a time. Beat well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Combine milk and flavorings, add alternately with dry ingredients to creamed mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients, blend thoroughly after each addition. Turn into tube pan well greased and floured in bottom only.
Bake at 325* for 1 hour 25 min.
Kudos to Southern Hospitality Blog for the yummy recipe. I will be making this one again for sure!