From, "At Your Service...Southern Recipes, Places and Traditions," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.


  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.  Beat the butter, shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add the flour mixture and milk alternately to the creamed mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture and beating well after each addition.  Stir in the flavorings.  Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.  Bake at 275 degrees for 2 hours or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.


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