I made this last night & over half of it is already gone!! Looks like I'm going to need to break out the tennis shoes & start walking it off.
Just don't make the mistake I made though. My dishwasher is next to the oven & I forgot to turn it off when I put the cake in & it fell.
Oh well, it still tastes good!
1C butter or margarine, softened
5 large eggs
3C. all purpose flour
1/2tsp. baking powder
1Tbsp. vanilla extract
Beat butter & shortenig in large mixing bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy(about 2 minutes). Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed 5-7 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.
Combine flour & next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning & ending with flour. Mix at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla(I added my vanilla to the milk so I wouldn't have to stir it in). Pour batter into a greased & floured 10 inch tube pan.
Bake at 325F for 1 hour & 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10-15 minutes; remove cake from pan & let cool completely on wire rack. Yield: 1(10 inch) cake.
From: Southern Living Annual Recipes 20th Anniversary Edition
Recipe by: Louise Floyd, West Selma, Alabama