Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This cake was made for sharing

This cake was made for sharing, and that's just what I'll do.
One of these days this cake I'm gonna share with all of you.

Are you ready Girl? Start sharing!

Usually I'm an iced cake kind of girl, but I can think of 5 reasons why I (and seemingly everyone else) love this pound cake ...despite it's not having icing:
1. Rum Extract
2. Vanilla Extract
3. Coconut Extract
4. Butter Extract
5. Lemon Extract
And for those 5 reasons:
This cake was made for sharing, and that's just what I'll do.
On this day, this cake I'm gonna share with all of you.

Granny came across the recipe for 5 Flavor Pound Cake several years ago and she's been making it every since.  It's become a favorite among family, friends, friends of family and friends of friends.  
Granny gathers up the following ingredients before she begins so everything can get room temperature. 
2 sticks butter
½ c. Crisco
3c. sugar
5 eggs, well beaten
3 c. A.P. flour
½ tsp. baking powder
1 c. whole milk
1 tsp. coconut extract
1 tsp. butter extract
1 tsp. rum extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
Cream butter, Crisco and sugar together; add eggs.  Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in flour; add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Pour the batter into a tube pan to bake for 1 ½ hours at 325˚.

After removing the cake from the oven poke holes in the cake and pour on the 5 Flavor Glaze.
 Glaze:
1c. sugar
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 tsp. butter extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp rum extract
1 tsp. coconut extract
½ c. water
Combine all of the preceding. Bring to a boil.  Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over hot cake and let cool, then remove from pan.
Trust me...
This cake was made for sharing, and that's just what I've done.
On this day, this cake I have now shared with all of you.

You keep starin' when you should be sharin'
and you keep thinkin' bout how it's smellin'.
Ha! You just found out why they call it pound cake, yeah!
and I know your waist soon will be swellin'!

Are you ready friends? Start sharing!
CLICK HERE for a printable version of the recipe.




2 comments:

  1. My mom used to make this pound cake when I was a little girl and I LOVED it! I haven't tried to make it myself, but I may just have to. :)

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    1. You should definitely make it! I look forward to hearing if it's as good as you remember.

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