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Mary’s Pound Cake

Mary Anderson Walker

Betty Sullivan from Leland shares her mother’s recipe for pound cake. About this recipe, Betty says, “My mom has been making this cake as long as I can remember. Everyone always request for family reunion and church gathering.”

Betty’s mother is Mary Anderson Walker.

Mary’s Pound Cake

  • 3 cups cake flour (SwanDown)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup Crisco shortening
  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon baking power
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk

Cream sugar and butter until combined. Add eggs one at the time. Add shortening, salt, baking powder. Alternate flour and milk. Add vanilla. Pour into well greased and lined tube pan.

Bake 350º for 1 ½ hours.

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This story was published on May 08, 2011

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