Colleen Sowa Recipe

Funeral Pound Cake With Glaze

By Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7


Rating:
Serves:
20 - 30 slices (depending on size of slices)
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

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.

Ingredients

CAKE:
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
GLAZE:
2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
butter
1 1/2 tsp
lemon extract (or orange or vanilla)
1 - 2 Tbsp
milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

grease and flour a tube or a bundt pan.
2
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.
3
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
4
Glaze:

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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45 Comments

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Charlene Tisby queenbcook
May 30, 2012
I made this today. It had a great flavor to it...I added vanilla and lemon flavoring only. My mom loved it!!
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Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Sep 14, 2011
Thank you Michele for the rating! Glad you liked it!
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Michele Sabbatino michele4
Sep 14, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Aug 11, 2011
Hi Jane, Cute story! xo
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Jane Fisher gracieandgabby
Aug 11, 2011
i love the name! i use to call plain pound cakes funeral cakes because every time there was a death mama would call the cake lady and put in an order!!!