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.

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.

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