Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pound Cake

We've been traveling all this week and just arrived back home~  and how good it is to be sleeping in my own bed!  Yay!  

I also wanted to thank you for taking the time to being a follower on blogger or google friend connect.  I don't use those options and prefer to follow by an RSS feed or I would gladly follow you back.  But I wanted to take the time to say thank you! 

What a great pound cake recipe I recently received from my friend Connie!  I added the zest of 2 lemons into the batter and used the juice in the glaze for some zing.  If you're a pound cake purist then the glaze isn't neccesary.  ;)

Grease Bundt pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

3 sticks butter (room temperature)
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Crisco butter flavor shortening (or regular is okay)
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp lemon or vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour (I sifted mine)
1 tsp of salt
(zest of two lemons)

Cream together butter and shortening until light and fluffy.  Add sugar and continue to beat.  Add half of milk and eggs one at a time beating after each.  Add remaining milk and extract.  Add flour and salt and mix together.  Bake one hour at 350 degrees.  Insert toothpick

2 cups powdered sugar 
Juice of two lemons 
vanilla extract

With whisk mix in extract into powdered sugar and add enough lemon juice till the glaze is the right consistency.  


  1. I was wondering where you were...:) Traveling is fun, but there's no place like home...:)The pound cake looks delish. I will have to pin this one and try it one day! Have a wonderful week!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

    1. Yup Vicky! I dropped off the blogging face of the earth for a week but am back. ;)

  2. Oh yes, there's nothing like our own bed!

    So what RSS feed do you use? Since google reader is ending in July I need a new reader. I am probably going to go with Feedly as I've read that several people are going in that direction. I'd better come up with something soon! ;)

    Your pound cake looks yummy and I love the touch of lemon in it.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the "Making Your Home Sing Monday" linky party today! :)

    1. I'm using Feedly after finally pinning my starred items on Pinterest. Google shutting down really was a wrench in my gears for sure.

      Thanks for the sweet compliments!

  3. I love pound cake. Sunday I will bake one using your recipe.

    1. Let me know how you like it Dottie! Thank you for stopping by again and again! (((hugz)))

  4. This sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.



  5. I've always loved pound cake. My grandmother's recipe was my favorite because she also made a certain icing for it that was thick and yummy. Wish I could find that recipe!