Half Pound Cake

by , Updated April 22, 2017
loaf cake
Diana Rattray

This easy pound cake is baked in a loaf pan. Frost with your favorite vanilla or cream cheese frosting or serve slices with lemon or fruit sauce.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes



  1. Heat the oven to 375 F.
  2. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, cream shortening and butter with sugar; beat in lemon juice and egg yolks. Fold in egg whites.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg; fold into first mixture.
  4. Grease a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan and line with waxed paper; grease bottom of paper lining.
  5. Spoon the batter into the pan; bake pound cake for 65 to 75 minutes.
Calories per serving, based on 12 slices: 324


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