Pound Cake

Recipe from Donnie Stockin.  This was her mother's recipe.  I first tasted it at my husband's mother's 90th birthday party, April 9, 2005.   

2 sticks butter, melted
3 cups white sugar
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla (or almond or lemon extract)
4 cups sifted white all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk

In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, eggs, baking powder, salt, and vanilla.  Alternately mix in the flour and milk.  Place in a greased Angel Food Cake Pan and bake in 325 degree oven for 1 hour and then place a pan of water in the oven on a rack underneath the cake and bake an additional 1/2 hour.  Remove from oven and let cake cool for ten minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool.  Cake can be served topped with powdered sugar (sprinkle through a colander), a glaze, or with strawberries and whipped cream.  Makes 1 large Angel Food Cake.  Easily will serve 20.