6 Flavor Pound Cake

Sammie Cockrell


This is my adaptation of an old recipe submitted by Josephine Parmley to a collection of recipes put together from viewers of a morning television show named "Country Boy Eddie Show," which aired in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1957-1995. I found the cookbook in a yard sale, and I use it often. The original recipe called for "sweet" milk. I have adjusted the proportions a bit and added almond flavoring because it is my favorite. The cake is a delicious, dense, flavorful, old fashioned pound cake. Delicious alone or with your favorite ice cream. Enjoy!

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2 stick
butter, softened
1/2 c
vegetable shortening
3 c
1 c
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
lemon extract
1 tsp
coconut extract
1 tsp
rum extract
1 tsp
butter flavoring
1 tsp
almond extract

How to Make 6 Flavor Pound Cake


  • 1Grease and flour tube or bundt pan, and preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 2Cream butter and shortening together.
  • 3Add sugar and mix well.
  • 4Add milk and mix well.
  • 5Add eggs one at a time.
  • 6Sift flour and baking powder together then add to mixture about a cup at a time, mixing in after each addition. Add flavorings, mix.
  • 7Pour into prepared pans. Bake about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes, till toothpick comes out clean and the top is nicely browned.
  • 8Loosen cake using a plastic knife and flip out onto a plate then flip back onto a cooling rack so that the top of the cake retains the nice crunch.

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About 6 Flavor Pound Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #Old Fasioned

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