Colleen Sowa Recipe

Funeral Pound Cake With Glaze

By Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7

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.

Recipe Rating:
 9 Ratings
20 - 30 slices (depending on size of slices)
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2 c
1 c
4 large
1 c
crisco shortening
3 c
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
lemon extract
1/2 tsp
orange extract
2 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
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1 1/2 tsp
lemon extract (or orange or vanilla)
1 - 2 Tbsp
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Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

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

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    Bea L. BeachChic - Dec 8, 2010
    This will go with the funeral home roast, Colleen. Have you seen that recipe? Funeral Home Pork Roast
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    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.
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    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.
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    Debbie wright debbie110772 - Dec 8, 2010
    This looks really good..thanx for sharing. Love the addition of the chocolate.
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    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