I took Pound Cake to my cousin's birthday bbq last weekend. Next to my mini-cheesecakes, it's my most requested dessert. I usually bake it in a 9x13 inch pan and then cut it into equal squares (1.5 in.x 1.5 in) and place them in white muffin cups. I get about 36 servings this way. It's convenient at party time, not having to worry about slicing the cake.
I have had this recipe for years now. I'm not sure where I got the recipe, but it's been my go to Pound Cake recipe forever.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
3 cups sugar
6 eggs, room temp.
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13 in. pan.
Combine dry ingredients. Beat butter and shortening at medium speed. Gradually add sugar. Add eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. Alternately add flour mix and milk to sugar batter, ending with flour. Stir in vanilla. Pour into cake pan.
Check after 30 mins. Use toothpick test to check. I usually bake it between 30 and 40 mins in a 9x13 inch pan. A 10 inch round pan takes about 1hr. 15mins. Let cool 5-10 mins. and remove from pan.