Having never done anything like this before, I decided to get brave and give it a whirl!
Gooseberry Patch is hosting a blog hop of your family’s FAVORITE recipe. So, here goes!
Many years ago while John Dalton was Governor of Virginia, his wife, Eddy, published a cookbook. One of the recipes is The Chesapeake House Pound Cake which the Governor brought from Tangier Island, Virginia. My family LOVES this recipe!
- 3 sticks butter (not margarine)
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 Tblsp. lemon flavor (I omit this)
- 1 Tblsp. vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking power
- 1/4 tsp. mace (Mrs. Dalton’s addition and I use it as well)
Cream butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after the addition of each egg at high speed on the electric mixer.
Sift together flower and baking power and add alternately with the milk and flavorings. Bake for approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees. Be sure to test cake for doneness before removing from the oven but DO NOT OVERCOOK! (I add the mace and sift with the flower and baking powder.)