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UPDATE – This easy almond pound cake recipe has been such a huge hit on Pinterest that I decided to post it again! This is undeniably one of the best cakes I have ever made! Enjoy.
Easy Almond Pound Cake Recipe
Boy do I have a delicious recipe to add to your wheelhouse! This easy vanilla almond pound cake recipe is perfection. This cake does not even need icing- that is how good it is!
For this recipe I used Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract and Almond Extract. Excellent ingredients make extraordinary cakes. I have found that The Nielsen-Massey Company provides top-notch products and therefore my baked goods come out great!
- 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
- ½ cup shortening room temperature
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tsp Almond Extract
- 5 eggs (room temperature
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3 cups flour
- 1-1/4 cup milk
Grease a 10-inch tube pan (angel food cake pan) and set aside
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the shortening and butter together until well combined.
Add the sugar and cream for about 5-7 minutes. (mixture will double in size and be a pale yellow color) **Important do not scrimp on time on this step.
Add vanilla and almond extracts and combine.
Add eggs one at a time and incorporate each into mixture before adding the next.
Add salt and baking powder and combine.
Add the flour and milk, alternating back and forth until mixture is thick and fully combined well.
Pour into waiting pan.
Bake for 75 minutes.
Let cool completely before taking out of pan.