Judie's "Big" Pound Cake

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  1. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judie's "Big" Pound Cake
    Posted on CopyKats by: COOKnQT January12,1998
    I use my Bunt pan to make this cake but always put it on a cookie sheet because there is usually overflow... The overflow makes these yummy little crunchy "cookies", they are a special treat for the cook.

    3 c. sugar
    3 c. flour
    6 eggs
    2 sticks butter (softened)
    1/2 c. shortening
    1 c. milk
    1 tablespoon vanilla
    3 tsp. baking powder

    Place all ingredients in a LARGE bowl .....
    Beat 5 minutes on high speed
    Pour batter into large tube or bunt pan (WELL greased) (OR 1/2 sheet pan)

    Bake 350 for 45 minutes - 1 hour (until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean)

    Allow to cool in pan until luke warm. Once removed from the pan, I let it sit on a wire rack and cover the whole thing with a heavy towel, till the next day ... This allows the "crunch" to form. If you flip it onto a plate or serving platter right away, the part that *was* the top (open end of pan) can get soggy.
    Dust with powdered sugar

    The pan I prefer to use most often (for a Bundt)is an old Nordic Ware 14 cup capacity, very big & VERY heavy. It was my Grandmothers, I don't even think they make it anymore.

    It fits perfectly in a 1/2 sheet pan.

    As far as the texture ... The best way I can describe it is "velvety" and rich. The top (open end of pan) gets the most delicious crispy little "crunch".
     
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  3. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    That looks incredibly easy and yummy. What would you use for shortening, since theres already butter in it?
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use Crisco shortening....I have always made the cake as written.

    Ours is not to reason why... Ours is to just follow directions and enjoy. [​IMG]
     
  6. S5apiotrowski

    S5apiotrowski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a very similar recipe last night, but used an extra stick of butter instead of the shortening. It turned out great. I only used 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 5 eggs -- and I am very happy with how it turned out.
     

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