Aunt Johnnie’s Pound Cake

Aunt Johnnie’s Pound Cake

I’m Aunt Johnnie. I’ve been baking for over 50 years and there’s nothing I love more than sharing my favorite recipes with family and friends. Here is my recipe for pound cake that you can enjoy on any occasion or just because!
prep: 30 mins cook: 1 hr 30 mins total: 1 hr 60 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 1 – 10 inch Bundt cake


5 eggs

1 cup butter

½ cup shortening

3 cups cake flour

2 teaspoons almond extract

1 cup milk

2 ½ cups white sugar

½ teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

Cream shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy (for best results use an electric mixer). This will take a while. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in almond extract.

Combine baking powder and flour. Stir into creamed mixture alternately with the milk, starting and ending with flour. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 544 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 70.8g; fat 26.7g; cholesterol 119.8mg; sodium 167.5mg.

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