*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                                Pound Cake*
 Recipe By     : The Great American Dessert Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cakes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      Cups          all-purpose flour
      1/4  Teaspoon      salt
    1      Cup           butter -- at room temperature
    1 3/4  Cups          sugar
    5                    eggs
    1 1/2  Teaspoons     vanilla extract or 1 Tbsp lemon zest and
                         1 Tbsp lemon juice
                         Garnish: Sifted confectioners sugar
 Preheat the oven 325F. Lightly grease and flour a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan. Set
 aside. Sift together the flour and salt. Set aside. In the large bowl of an
 electric mixer, beat the butter until very light and creamy. Add the sugar
 gradually and continue beating for 5 minutes until mixture is very fluffy.
 Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the
 vanilla or lemon zest and juice. Fold in the dry ingredients, mixing just
 until the batter is smooth and blended. Spoon into the prepared pan. Bake
 for 1 1/4 hours, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cake
 comes out clean. Cool on a rack for about 10 minutes. Remove the cake from
 the pan. Cool thoroughly and sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
 YIELD: 12 servings
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