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Old 02-06-2010, 10:11 AM
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Prep Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour | Cook Time: 30 minutes - 1 hour | Serves: 12
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Today I got an urge. It was an urge that came from the depths of my being, and could only be sated by Pound Cake. This is the pound cake that my mom used to make (and still does when I come visit), so it probably came from some long-gone recipe book. She referrs to it as "Moravian Pound Cake" - I have no idea what makes it Moravian.

This is not a light fluffy cake to be frosted and eaten in small amounts. No, this is a wonderful light-yet-dense cake that you'll have to fight yourself to keep from eating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ok, maybe that's just me, but I love the heck out of this cake, and do often snag a piece on my way out in the morning if I've made it recently.

This recipe requires [COLOR=#2B65B0 ! important]cooking[/COLOR]s****s such as "slowly add while mixing", so if you're a very novice cook, you may want a friend to help you out.

First, we gather the hardware and ingredients that we need.

Hardware:
- Large mixing bowl
- Medium-sized mixing bowl
- Flour sifter
- Cooling rack
- Rubber spatula
- Bundt [COLOR=#2B65B0 ! important]pan[/COLOR] (The round pan with the hole in the middle. If yours is new and nonstick, you can get away without greasing it. If not, spray the inside of the pan with some nonstick cooking spray such as Pam.)
- Electric mixer of some kind
- Toothpicks (not pictured)
- Oven, preheated to 350 degrees F (if you live halfway up to the moon in altitude, I have no idea what to tell you).

Ingredients:
- 1 cup of softened ****er (that's 2 sticks. To soften, leave it out on the counter for an hour or so. Do NOT melt it in the microwave or the like.)
- 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
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First, using the flour sifter and the smaller [COLOR=#2B65B0 ! important]mixing bowl[/COLOR], sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder. You can put the first cup of flour in the sifter, then put the salt and baking powder on top, then the rest of the flour as you sift it into the bowl.
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Once you're done, you'll be left with a bowl of sifted powder. Put this bowl aside for now, we'll come back to it later.
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Next, put the shortening and the softened ****er into the large mixing bowl.
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Using the electric mixer, beat the heck out of this greasy concoction until smooth. This will become a common theme during this recipe - at each step, take the time to ensure that the batter is mixed SMOOTHLY together. Lumps and inconsistencies are the devil. Use the spatula from time to time to sc**** the sides of the mixing bowl back down into the bowl if needed (it's needed).

You'll be left with a ****er and shortening mixture that looks like this:
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