One of my favorite cookbooks, next to Gooseberry Patch, is "When Friends Gather" by Susan Cannon. One year my good friend over at Blessings Beyond and I went to a craft fair and it was there that we were introduced to the author and her books. Susan is one of the sweetest, most personable ladies I have ever had the priviledge to meet. Not only did I buy "When Friends Gather" but I also bought "Where Hearts Gather" Let me tell you, if you have the chance to pick up either of these books, you will not be disappointed.
Since we have a family birthday coming this Saturday I decided to make one of my favorite cakes from the book, Lemon Pound Cake. This is such a tasty cake that's sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
2 c. sugar
3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. buttermilk
2 Tblsp. lemon extract
Preheat oven to 325*.
Grease & flour bundt pan. In large mixing bowl cream together shortening & sugar.
In a medium size bowl mix remaining dry ingredients together. Gradually add to creamed sugar mixture; mix until well incorporated. Add in eggs & buttermilk. Beat well. Mix in extract.
Pour batter into prepared cake pan & bake for 75-90 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto cake plate & glaze while still hot.
2 c. powdered sugar
2 Tblsp. bottled lemon juice or the juice of one lemon
Combine powdered sugar & lemon juice. Stir well. Pour over hot cake. If need be, return cake to oven for a few minutes until glaze melts.
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