Do not preheat the oven. Grease 25cm tube cake tin and line bottom with baking parchment.
Sieve together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, margarine and sugar on low speed for 10 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, mixing well. Add the vanilla and lemon extracts.
Pour cake mixture into the prepared tin. Set the oven temperature to 180 C / Gas 4. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the tin for 1 hour. Remove to a cake rack and cool for at least 3 hours.
I used this recipe for a cake I made for a friend's son's birthday. I needed a cake that I could carve and sculpt to shape and this fit the bill perfectly, and more than just looking good when finished...it tasted delicious! I got just as many compliments for the cake itself as I did for the 'decorating'. Not a scrap went to waste either because I kept all the bits that got carved away and had many a happy cup of tea whilst picking at the 'leftovers'. Way too tasty to throw even a crumb away. Great recipe, highly recommended! - 08 Jun 2013
This recipe is an absolute joke I followed EVERYTHING step by step and it just leaked out the tins and the mixture split I do not recommend this recipe if there were minus stars that's what I would rate it if u wish To make a pound cake use any other recipe than this WHAT A JOKE!! 😡😡 - 23 Apr 2016