Funeral Pound Cake With Glaze

Colleen Sowa


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 votes

20 - 30 slices (depending on size of slices)
20 Min
1 Hr


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  • CAKE:

  • 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
  • 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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About Funeral Pound Cake With Glaze

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

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