Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

This is the perfect pound cake for folks who like a little of that lemon zing. It’s not as super-sweet as most of the lemon pound cake recipes our there.

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Lemon Pound Cake
 
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This is the perfect pound cake for folks who like a little of that lemon zing. It's not as super-sweet as most of the lemon pound cake recipes our there.
Ingredients
  • ½ lb butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon flavoring
  • 3 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Grease and flour a tube pan.
  2. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg added.
  4. Mix in the vanilla and the milk.
  5. Sift in the dry ingredients.
  6. Pour mixture into pan and place on low rack in a cold oven.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 1½ hours.
  8. If you want a glaze, just mix 1¼ cups powdered sugar, 2 tsp lemon juice, and 1 to 2 tbsp milk, and pour over top of the cooled cake.

Lemon Pound Cake

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One Response to Old Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

  1. Larry D. Crawford May 11, 2016 at 4:29 am #

    These recipes take me back to my childhood. I can see my Grandma making these right now. I was raised in Gaffney S.C.

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