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Traditional Pound Cake

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  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
  Butter 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Eggs 9 Small, separated
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cognac 2 Tablespoon
  Mace 1 Teaspoon

Grease a 10 inch tube pan and coat lightly with flour.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and mace.
Set aside.
Cream butter until soft, then work in sugar a little at a time, and continue creaming until mixture is smooth.
Beat egg yolks thoroughly and stir into creamed mixture.
Add flour combination a little at a time, stirring until batter is free of lumps.
Beat egg whites until they stand in peaks and fold into the batter along with the cognac.
Mix only until all white patches have disappeared, working with a light hand.
Pour into cake pan and bake in a preheated 350° oven for 35 minutes.
Reduce oven heat to 325° and continue baking 25 minutes or until cake tester comes out dry.
Let stand at least 10 minutes before turning out on a cake rack.
VARIATION : You can substitute 1/2 teaspoon each of ' almond extract, lemon extract, and rose water, eliminating both the mace and cognac.
Add the flavorings to butter when you cream it.
The English often top poundcake with Almond Paste and Milk Frosting.
Cool the cake thoroughly before frosting.
VARIATION ii: To make Lemon Poundcake, add grated rind of 2 lemons when you combine egg yolks and creamed mixture.
Then add 6 tablespoons lemon juice, alternating with flour and beginning and ending with the flour.
No other flavorings are necessary.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6726 Calories from Fat 3558

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 404 g622%

Saturated Fat 242.8 g1214%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 2414.1 mg804.7%

Sodium 1418.9 mg59.1%

Total Carbohydrates 693 g230.9%

Dietary Fiber 11.1 g44.6%

Sugars 403.7 g

Protein 86 g171.9%

Vitamin A 259% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 73.1% Iron 139.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Traditional Pound Cake Recipe