Perfect Pound Cake

In some households, folks add the words “in bed” to their fortune cookie’s fortune. In my household, we carry this a few steps further into the gender galaxy, and add “in bed with a tranny”. And this is the perfect cake to see you through a three day weekend…..in bed with a tranny. The grain is dense and light at the same time, and it has a buttery lushness that never becomes tiresome. I have included both a full, and a half recipe. It is luscious tweaked with a touch of your favorite spice; either cardamon or nutmeg are fantabulous. I like it plain, but feel free to drizzle it with a flavored syrup.
Preheat oven to 400°
INGREDIENTS:
Full recipe (ring or bundt pan)
2 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 sticks or 1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup milk

Half Recipe (loaf pan)
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 stick or 1/2 c butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
a bit less than 1/4 c milk

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven. Grease and flour pan. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer at 5 minutes with a hand-held mixer or 3 minutes with a stand mixer. Add eggs one at a time, beating between additions. Beat in zest and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and add flour and milk in batches….beginning and ending with flour. Spoon batter into pan and bake 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until done.

**** this browns quickly, so you may need to cover with foil during the end of the baking time to prevent charring.

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