This is a recipe from Paula Dean that she named “Mama’s Pound Cake”. It is delicious by itself and also as a base for strawberry shortcake. So good!
Pound Cake (Paula Deen)
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter at room temperature plus more for the pan
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for the pan
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
With a mixer, cream softened butter and shortening together.
Add sugar, a little at a time.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition.
Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl and then whisk to combine.
Add flour mixture to mixer alternately with milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
Mix in vanilla.
Pour into a greased and floured tube (or bundt) pan and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Slice and enjoy!