This next cake recipe was given to me by a very dear friend who has since passed away. She always made Lemon Pound cake and gave it to people for special occasions. When she told me she was moving into a retirement center, after her husband died, I asked her if she would share her Lemon Loaf Pound Cake recipe with me. She gladly did and gave me a bit of the cake's history along with very specific directions on making this cake. She said this had been in her family for ages and the only change that had been made to the recipe over the years was the use of Crisco shortening in place of lard. She called it her Lemon Loaf Cake, although it is a Pound Cake. She was almost 90 years old when she gave me this recipe and that was almost 20 years ago. This recipe is very precious to me and I think of my friend (Claudine Bratcher) each time I make it.
3 cups Sugar
1 cup Crisco
6 Jumbo Eggs, separated
3 cups Flour all-purpose, sifted
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 cup Milk
2 tsp Lemon extract
2 tsp Butter flavoring
3 tsp Vanilla
Glaze1 cup Powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tablespoon Milk
1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ Bundt cake pan
Have all ingredients at room temperature.
Separate the eggs and beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry, set aside.
In a large mixer bowl, cream the Crisco, add sugar gradually while beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix the flavorings and vanilla with the milk.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture (mix until just blended after each addition).
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!