Barbara's Golden Pound Cake

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I made this recipe up many years ago when I was wanting a pound cake recipe that wasn't so dry. There is no salt or baking powder or soda called for. This makes a very large pound cake and gets its volume from beating. If you have a stand mixer, let it run the whole time you put the ingredients together. This cake always gets requested and raved over.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 to 10 - inch bundt pan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating very well after each. Stir in the lemon extract and vanilla. Beat in the flour alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated.

  3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool, then drizzle with lemon glaze.

  4. To make the lemon glaze: Put the confectioners' sugar into a small bowl. Mix in lemon juice, a teaspoon at a time, until desired drizzling consistency is achieved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

538 Calories
23g Fat
77g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 131mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 92mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.