Tennessee Pound Cake with Strawberries and Mint Whipped Cream

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I really like this pound cake recipe. 

While it's not considered truly "old fashioned", it was about 26 years ago 
that I came across the recipe and it makes a delicious cake.

This time I served it with some sweetened strawberries and mint infused whipped cream. Totally yum!

For the berries, simply cut them up and place in a bowl, then sprinkle on 2-3 
tablespoons of sugar. Cover and refrigerate until the strawberries 
release some of their juices, 2-3 hours.

For the infused whipped cream, pour 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream 
into a small sauce pan along with 2 2" long sprigs of mint with leaves and 
heat until hot. Do Not Boil. Let cool, then place in the refrigerator until cold. 
Remove mint sprigs and poor into a large bowl. While beating cream, add 1 tsp of vanilla 
and 3-4 tablespoons of confectioners sugar. (Adjust sugar to desired sweetness). 
Beat until soft peaks form.

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Tennessee Pound Cake

2 sticks butter
1/2 cup shortening
3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp almond extract
5 eggs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 cups unsifted flour
1 cup milk

Cream first three ingredients together. Add flavoring and eggs one at a time, beating 2 min. after each. 

Mix salt, baking powder and flour together; add alternately with milk, mixing after each addition. 

Pour into a well greased tube pan or 3 8" cake pans. Bake for 80-90 minutes for a tube pan or 30-40 minutes for cake pans.

Serve this by itself or if you feel it's lonely, top with your favorite flavor of ice cream or whipped cream.

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