Jun 11, 2005

Ida's Pound Cake

My grandmother Ida was an amazing cook. She and my aunt Amy lived with us and always had something wonderful cooking in the kitchen with we arrived home from school. We always had at least one dessert in the house. The one I remember most is her pound cake. She always let us lick the bowl and the spoon. I remember the soft interior of this cake and the crisp edges and the delicious taste as well. Everyone who ever tasted it loved it and would ask if she could make it when they came to visit. Grandma Ida passed away when I was 16 years old but her memory lives on in her special recipes, especially this pound cake.

Grandma Ida's Pound Cake

1 c. butter
1 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. mace
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
5 eggs
2 c. sifted all purpose flour

Mix and stir butter until soft. Gradually blend in sugar along with mace, salt and vanilla. Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time. Gradually stir in flour, adding remaining egg. Mix well. Turn batter into a greased tube pan lined with waxed paper. Place in a cold oven. Set oven to 300 degrees. Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes. Cool in pan for 20 minutes them remove to cake plate.

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