1/2 pound Butter (2 sticks) 1/2 cup Vegetable Shortening 3 cups Sugar 5 Eggs 3 cups AP Flour 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1 cup Milk 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
In your stand mixer, cream the Butter and Shortening together. Slowly add the Sugar until all is mixed. Then add the Eggs one at a time, waiting until each is mixed in well before adding the next. In another bowl combine the Flour, Salt, and baking Powder. Slowly add about a third of the dry mixture and then Milk. Alternate between the dry mixture and the Milk until everything is mixed in, than add the Vanilla.
Grease your desired pan, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees on Bake. Pour the batter into you pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and a half. The closer it gets toward the end of the baking time, keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. When you can insert a toothpick in the center and it pulls out clean it's done.