First recipe post! My grandmother's pound cake
This is a family favorite, my grandmother's pound cake. Be careful and don't over beat the egg whites, or the cake will be dry.
6 egg whites, reserve yolks
1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
2 sticks butter or oleo
6 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mace
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a stem pan.
Beat egg whites until foamy and add 3/4 cup of the sugar. Continue beating until the egg whites are stiff. Set aside.
Cream together remaining sugar and butter. Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and mace. Add to sugar/butter mixture. Beat well.
Fold in egg whites.
Spoon into stem pan and bake for about 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool for 10 or 15 minutes on a rack. Remove from pan.