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funeral pound cake with glaze

★★★★★ 9
a recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

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.

★★★★★ 9
serves 20 - 30 slices (depending on size of slices)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For funeral pound cake with glaze

  • CAKE:
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
  • 4 lg
  • 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
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract (or orange or vanilla)
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp

How To Make funeral pound cake with glaze

  • 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.

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