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Wonderful Pound Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Grated lemon peel 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Sifted cake flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Use As Needed)
Directions

Stir the shortening to soften.
Gradually add sugar, and cream together until light and fluffy.(Beat about 3 minutes on medium speed of mixer.)
Add lemon peel and juice.
Add milk, and mix enough to break up creamed mixture.
Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder; add to creamed mixture, and mix until smooth (about 2 minutes on low speed of mixer).
Scrape sides of bowl often.
Add eggs, 1 at a time beating for 1 minute after each (low speed of mixer).
Beat additional 1 minute at end.
Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.
Pour into greased 9 1/2x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake in slow oven (300°) about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
When thoroughly cool, sift confectioners' sugar over top of loaf.
Note: If desired, butter may be substituted for shortening.
When substituting, cut down the amount of milk to 1/2 cup.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cake

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