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Pound Cake by


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Cream together butter, shortening and sugar until very light. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and almond extract. Add flour alternately with milk. Bake in a lightly greased pan at 325*F for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Place dish towel over cake, turn oven off, and keep cake pan in oven 10 more minutes. Remove from oven, take towel off, allow to cool, and turn cake onto cake plate.

For Chocolate Pound Cake: Add 4 Tablespoons cocoa to flour and sift together. Omit Almond Extract. bake at 300*F for 2 hours.

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