Pennsylvania Dutch Pound Cake Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 1 (16 ounce) package confectioners' sugar
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 egg whites
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
step 2: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the yolks one at a time, then stir in the lemon juice and vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk.
step 3: In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pan.
step 4: Bake in the preheated oven for 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.