Funeral Pound Cake With Glaze

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 9 Ratings
Serves: 20 - 30 slices (depending on size of slices)
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Cooking Method: Bake


2 c sugar
1 c buttermilk
4 large eggs
1 c crisco shortening
3 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp orange extract
2 c powdered sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp lemon extract (or orange or vanilla)
1 - 2 Tbsp milk

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Colleen Sowa Recipe
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La Crosse, WI (pop. 51,320)
Member Since Apr 2010
Colleen's notes for this recipe:
This is a common recipe taken to families that lost a loved one, if someone is ill, and church socials.

This is a moist pound cake and very good.

**Sometimes I add lemon/orange zest to the cake batter and the glaze.

**Sometimes I add vanilla extract to batter and some mini chocolate chips. I will do a vanilla or chocolate glaze.

*** For chocolate pound cake: Add: 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/3 cup chocolate syrup and 1 cup mini chocolate chips to batter. For Glaze: Add: 1/3 cup cocoa powder, (skip milk), use vanilla, add chocolate syrup to get desired thickness of glaze.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

grease and flour a tube or a bundt pan.
Combine flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside. Cream sugar and Crisco shortening together; add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Continue to mix, start alternating adding flour mixture, then milk, a little of each at a time ending with the flour mixture.
Add lemon and orange extracts.

Batter will be thicker than a regular cake batter. Pour into a tube or bundt pan that have been greased and floured.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

In a small mixing bowl, powdered sugar, butter, milk, lemon or vanilla flavoring. To avoid lumps, sift the powdered sugar before trying to mix with butter and liquids. Continue to add milk a little at a time until it is of a consistency that will pour over the cake but not be too runny.

Pour slowly over the cooled cake, glaze will harden slightly and leave you with a moist cake.

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Dec 8, 2010
This will go with the funeral home roast, Colleen. Have you seen that recipe? Funeral Home Pork Roast
user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Dec 8, 2010
Colleen this sounds really good and the flavors in this are wonderful. Looks almost too good to eat. Thanks. Looks like it makes a big bundt cale also.
user Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL - Dec 8, 2010
Colleen, This cake looks very easy to make. The last time I made a pound cake it didn't turn out right it was more a five pound cake I don't know what went wrong.
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Dec 8, 2010
This looks really good..thanx for sharing. Love the addition of the chocolate.
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Dec 8, 2010
Hi Bea... Yes I not only saw your recipe.... I 5 starred it! LOL

Hi Freda... It makes a good size bundt cake (regular), but it can be sliced into fairly thin slices. It is a moist pound cake too... (I don't like dry cakes).

Hey Eddie... This is a good cake and easy... just follow the directions and all should be well....

Hi Debbie... Thanks! You can add and remove ingredients easily with this recipe...

Thanks everyone!!!!! xo Colleen

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