Friday, June 21, 2024




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Granny’s Lemon Pound Cake

Joyce Pruitt


1 stick of butter                                                3 c. flour

1 c. Crisco                                                            5 eggs

2 2/3 c. sugar                                                     1 ½ T. lemon extract

1 c. sweet milk                                                  ½ T. almond extract

1 tsp. baking powder                                      ½ T. nutmeg

Cream sugar, Crisco, and butter. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour with baking powder and alternate flour with milk. Add lemon, almond extract and nutmeg. Pour into greased and floured bundt pan. Cook 1 hour at 300 or until toothpick comes out clean. Turn onto cake plate and then drizzle with glaze.


½ c. sugar

½ c. lemon

½ cup orange

Dissolve sugar in lemon and orange juice. Drizzle over hot cake.