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Best Ever Pound Cake

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Recipe from Melba M. Metts of South Carolina

2 sticks of margarine or butter
1 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons of extract (your choice of flavor)

Cream together margarine and shortening with sugar until creamy; add eggs on at a time, mixing well. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Add flavoring and beat until batter is smooth. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until pick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean.
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