Mom's Buttermilk Walnut Pound Cake

Lucille Hoerle Recipe

By Lucille Hoerle hoerlel

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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1 c
shortening (like crisco)
1 3/4 c
3 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
almond extract
1 c
walnuts, broken lightly
1 c
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Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #nuts, #snacks, #buttermilk
  • Comments

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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Barbara Gabriel potluck - Mar 5, 2012
    What kind of walnuts? Black walnuts or English walnuts?