10:21 AM

Pecan Pound Cake

"During a business trip to Savannah, a coworker gave me a pecan pound cake and then mailed me the recipe. I make this recipe at Christmas. This year will be the 50th year." — James Dusenberry, Jefferson


4 sticks butter

3 cups sugar

10 eggs

4 cups plain flour, sifted

1 cup pecans, chopped

1/2 tsp. vanilla flavoring

1/2 tsp. lemon flavoring

Pinch of salt


Cream butter and sugar in a bowl. Add eggs one at a time.

Take part of the sifted flour and cover pecans with it to keep pecans from sinking to the bottom of the pan; do this by putting pecans and about 1/2 cup of flour in small bowl and stirring until pecans are covered.

Add flour, pecans, flavorings and salt to butter/sugar/egg mixture; mix. Grease pan, and pour batter in pan. Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour or until done.