Mom's Buttermilk Walnut Pound Cake

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1 c shortening (like crisco)
1 3/4 c sugar
4 eggs
3 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp almond extract
1 c walnuts, broken lightly
1 c buttermilk

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Lucille Hoerle Recipe
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Summit, NY (pop. 1,335)
Member Since Sep 2011
Lucille's notes for this recipe:
Obviously this was my mom's recipe and I am so happy that I was able to get this recipe before she passed away. It reminds me so much of her when I make it.

It is not very rich and has a delicate taste but a hardy crumb. I love this pound cake especially being able to post it on National Pound Cake Day in her memory.
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Mix shortening with suagr together. Add eggs, one at a time. In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend flour mixture and buttermilk into shortening mixture, 1/3 at a time, along with extract and nuts. After all ingredients are blended, mix 3 to 5 minutes with electric mixer on medium.
Grease and flour a bundt pan or spring form tube pan. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool in pan.

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user Roxanne Andersen-Bridges Ershenen - Mar 4, 2012
This sounds so good, I'm glad you did get this. I kick myself for not getting my Grandmothers recipe for a cake.
How much sugar and how much cinnamon?
user Lucille Hoerle hoerlel - Mar 4, 2012
I'm sorry, Roxanne, but I am not sure where the cinnamon sugar mixture came from. I may have hit the suggestion box below sugar. I did edit the recipe and it is only 1 3/4 cups of sugar.
user Maggie Jackson blukentuckygirl - Mar 4, 2012
Maybe I am missing something but I don't see where it says how much buttermilk to add. It sounds like a good recipe. I can't wait to try it.
user Lucille Hoerle hoerlel - Mar 4, 2012
Oh, I'm sorry! I did forget the most important part of the recipe. I did edit it. Thank you for noticing the omission.
user Barbara Gabriel potluck - Mar 5, 2012
What kind of walnuts? Black walnuts or English walnuts?

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