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Something Different Pound Cake

Rated as 4.72 out of 5 Stars

"I got this recipe from my aunt many years ago. It is the best, most unique tasting cake ever. All of my friends rave about it and request it."
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Ingredients

servings 545
Original recipe yields 14 servings (1 - 10 inch tube pan)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch tube pan and line with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and 3 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Add 1 teaspoon rum extract and 1 teaspoon coconut extract. Add flour mixture alternately with milk and evaporated milk. Mix until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into 10 inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool.
  4. Make the glaze: in a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon rum extract, 1 teaspoon coconut extract and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Use a toothpick to pierce all over the top of the cake. Pour the glaze over the cooled cake and allow it to soak in.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 545 calories; 23.4 79.1 6.1 105 233 Full nutrition

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At first I wasn't sure if maybe I would ruin the cake by adding the sugar/water solution. Fearful that my dessert would become "soggy cake," I only added half of the mix. Next time, I'll ...

Most helpful critical review

This cake was pretty good, but I decided not to use the sugar glaze. I thought the cake was already sweet and didn't really need it. I also added a bit of vanilla

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At first I wasn't sure if maybe I would ruin the cake by adding the sugar/water solution. Fearful that my dessert would become "soggy cake," I only added half of the mix. Next time, I'll ...

This cake was pretty good, but I decided not to use the sugar glaze. I thought the cake was already sweet and didn't really need it. I also added a bit of vanilla

This was an excellent pound cake - very rich and addictive :-) Plan to give some pieces to neigbors and friends.

My husband, who is retired, made this cake and everyone who ate some wanted the recipe. The lazy ones wanted to know when he was going to make another one. My husband was a plumber. So, yes it w...

This is the perfect recipe easy and loads of flavor it reminds me of a recipe called a 5 flavor cake. I get lots of compliments on this one. Will definetly keep.

This pound cake is amazing! I made it for my step father who is really particular about his pound cakes, and he loved it! It's super flavorful and moist. You can definitely taste the hint of ...

I made this cake for Thanksgiving & it was a hit! Everyone loved it. I'm not a pound cake eater, but this, I couldn't stay away from.

This was very good, very moist and everyone loved it. I added 1/2 cup coconut to it. Great recipe!

Absolutely delicious. Easy to make. Tastes great!