Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. butter.
  • 1 lb. sugar.
  • Yolks 10 eggs.
  • Whites 10 eggs.
  • 1 lb. flour.
  • ½ teaspoon mace.
  • 2 tablespoons brandy.

Method

Cream the butter, add sugar gradually, and continue beating; then add yolks of eggs beaten until thick and lemon colored, whites of eggs beaten until stiff and dry, flour, mace, and brandy. Beat vigorously five minutes. Bake in a deep pan one and one fourth hours in a slow oven; or if to be used for fancy ornamented cakes, bake thirty to thirty-five minutes in a dripping-pan.