Grandmother's Pound Cake
This is a recipe for pound cake. As you may know, the main objective of pound cake is to let everyone eat a lot of butter. You also need some eggs, sugar, and flour, otherwise it wouldn't be cake. Pound cake improves in flavor if left for a day or two. Children or adults who are impatient will be inclined to eat the cake not long after it cools and their hands should be watched closely. This is a modification of the 1979 Fannie Farmer Cookbook recipe.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
- 1 ⅔ cups (320 g) sugar
- 5 eggs
- 2 cups (240 g) flour
- ¼ tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
Mix the butter and sugar until fluffy. This is best done with an electric mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time and mix until creamy. Fold in the flour and salt. Spoon into one large loaf pan or two smaller ones. Bake for 1 ½ hours.