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Ingredients:

1 Pound of Butter
2 1/3 Cups of Sugar
6 Heaping tsp Sugar (to add to egg whites)
8 Large Eggs
3 1/2 cups of All Purpose or Cake Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Almond flavoring ( I use 2 Tbs of Pure Almond Extract)
2 Tbs Bourbon ( I think it is better without the Bourbon)
6 Tbs Cream ( I use Half & Half)


Mix:

1. Cream butter & 2 1/3 cups of sugar, beat well.



2. Add flavorings.


3. Add egg yolks one at a time. Mixing after each.


4. In a separate small bowl mix flour and baking powder together.


5. Add small amounts of the flour mixture alternating with cream


and mix well between each addition.



6. In a separate bowl beat egg whites and once fluffy then mix in the 6 tsp of sugar and beat again
.

7. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.


Bake:

Grease or oil pan - 16 Cup Pound Cake - Angel Food Cake Pan.



Bake at 325 degrees F for 65 minutes or until done.
Let it cool 5 min in the pan before trying to remove. Carefully loosen edges from the tube center and pan sides with a thin blade before turning onto a wire rack to cool.



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Notes:

  • This is a big pound cake and you really do need the larger pan for the full recipe.
  • First few times I tried it with the original flavorings, but it was not quite as tasty as those my Mom baked. After a couple of trials ended up leaving out the Bourbon & increased the Almond flavoring. Just guessing, but think mom must have done that as well but didn't update her recipe.
  • IMO the hardest part of this recipe is folding in those egg whites, best done by hand - or a Muscle Mixer.
  • Her original baking instructions were 325-350 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Above baking instructions work best in my oven.
  • Best results are using your own flock's eggs
    If you have small or medium eggs, fudge the number up to estimate 8 large eggs, This one took 10 eggs - 4 small to medium and 4 large eggs.
  • Allow to totally cool before cutting to prevent cake getting dry.
  • This does freeze well, wrap whole or part of cake in plastic wrap and again in tin foil.

Equipment Used in this Recipe:


Heavy duty electric mixer.



Electric hand held mixer.


Muscle Mixer, AKA Mr. Sunflour.


And why I don't bake these often:


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