Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

1 c. shortening
1/2 c. melted oleo
3 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 1/2 c. mashed sweet potatoes (No. 2 can)
1/2 tsp. almond extract
6 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. allspice
1 1/4 c. buttermilk

Cream shortening and oleo; add sugar; beat well. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Beat well each egg (1 minute each). Combine next 7 ingredients. Stir well to cream mixture, alternately with buttermilk beginning with flour and ending with flour, tablespoon at a time. Grease and flour 1 (10") bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan and on top of cake. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in the pan