Pound Cake


2 sticks butter, softened
½ cup shortening (you can substitute butter if you want)
3 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract (or any flavoring of choice)
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder

How to make it

Cream butter, shortening, and sugar until very light.  Add eggs one at a time.  Add vanilla and almond extracts.  Add flour alternately with milk.  Bake in lightly greased pan in 325 degree oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.  Place dish towel over cake, turn oven off, and clet cake stand 10 more minutes in oven.  Remove from oven, take towel off, allow to cool, and turn on to a cake plate.
Chocolate Pound Cake: Add 4 tablespoons cocoa to flour and sift together.  Omit almond extract.  Bake at 300 for 2 hours.