Pound Cake




Ingredients:
1 1/2 C Butter, softened
3 C Sugar
5 Eggs
1 t Vanilla Extract
2 t Almond (or Lemon) Extract
3 C All-purpose Flour
1 C Sprite, 7-UP, Or Sierra Mist


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter. Add sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating for a minute before adding and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition.   
Once all the sugar is added, continue to beat for an additional 4 minutes.  Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing after each addition. 
Add the extracts and mix well.
Add  the flour and soda alternately, starting and ending with the flour, mixing well after each addition and continuing to scrape the sides of the bowl.
Pour into a greased Bundt pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, until the cake is firm.  
If using a loaf pan, this will fill two pans, bake for 50-60 minutes, until the cake is firm.


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