Monday, December 21, 2009

5-Flavor Pound Cake

My Granita used to make this cake and she passed it down to my mom and my mom passed it down to Rondell. Rondell really likes to bake and usually makes this if we are going to a function and need to bring a dessert.

I hope you enjoy:

5 Flavor Cake

2 sticks butter, softened 5 eggs, well beaten
½ cup shortening 3 cups flour
3 cups sugar ½ tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1 tsp each of vanilla, lemon, almond, rum, coconut

For glaze:
1 cup sugar
½ cup water
1 tsp each of vanilla, lemon, almond, rum, coconut

Beat butter, shortening & sugar
Add eggs, milk & baking powder, stir
Gradually add flour
Add flavors, stir
Grease Bundt pan & lightly shower with flour (don't use Pam for baking...doesn't work!)
Pour batter into pan

Bake at 325 for 1 ¼ hours (checking every 5 minutes during the last 15 minutes)
You know the cake is done when you poke it with a toothpick and the toothpick comes out clean
Remove cake from pan and cool on plate

For glaze:
In a saucepan add sugar, water & flavors
Bring to a boil
Stir until sugar is melted
Poke holes in cake with toothpick
Pour glaze on top of cake

10 comments:

schwadette said...

I can vouch for this cake - it is WONDERFUL! moist and full of flavor! YUM!

Kelli said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. We all love pound cake so I'll have to give it a try after the first of the year. :)

Angie S said...

That sounds so good!

I love pound cake...I don't make it very often because I could eat the WHOLE thing!

I will try THIS recipe for sure ;)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yum! I bet that is a really good cake. I love pound cakes when you can tell that it is a granny's recipe!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Wow! That does sound good! Thanks for sharing!

~Becca

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Um, yummy! I'm definitely going to try this. You know, after Christmas. I've got too much other baking to do in the next few days. My poor oven will be working overtime ;)

Katie said...

Oh that sounds yummy, like all your recipes! I bet Granita is having a slice up their in heaven with you. PS: I agree you were quite creative.

jenjen said...

That sounds FANTASTIC Kelli! Wow - I am going to add that to my hope-to-make list!

XOOX
Jen

Karen said...

Kelli, I found your blog through the designer's website. It caught my eye and I love the name! This sounds like a great recipe. I enjoyed reading your posts and am heading back over to Kerry's Paper Crafts!

Carrie said...

Wow, I wish Dan would do the baking! haha! Sounds delicious! {You know...I never made the apple crisp :( I have all the ingredients...and then we ended up eating the apples! haha!}
Yummy! I really just need to live next door to you so I can sample everything! :) Happy Holidays!