Pound Cake


2 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. grated orange or lemon peel
1 cup sour cream


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and lightly flour fluted tube pan or bread pan. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time, beating until well blended after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and orange peel; add alternately with sour cream, beating well after each addition. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes. Cool completely. Dust with powder sugar. Wonderful served with mashed strawberries and whip cream.

From: Glorious Grub Cookbook By. Joan Stewart

Madagascar Vanilla (purchase at Chefs Catalog) Of all the vanilla's I've used this is my favorite. Once you've tried it you won't go back!


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