Sunday, October 28, 2007

Grandma's Pound Cake

This is my grandmother pound cake recipe and is my absolute favorite. I don't use shortening much- but it is VITAL to this yummy cake! It's one of the few cakes I think is perfect without icing. It's a simple cake that almost everyone has the ingredients to make just about any time.

1 cup Crisco
2 cups sugar
5 eggs
2 cups flour
3 T COLD water
1 t vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a tube (aka angel food cake pan) pan well with cooking spray. Cream Crisco and sugar till light and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time. Mix in flour, COLD WATER, and vanilla till well combined. Your batter will fairly thick. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven to wire rack and cool for 20 minutes before turning out onto a cake plate to cool completely.

TIP OF THE DAY: The key in this cake is using COLD water. Do NOT omit this step!

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Pumpkin Crumb Cake