Grandma's Lemon Poundcake Recipe

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Plain or dressed up this is a great tasting old fashioned poundcake... thanks to grandma!

1 1lb poundcake homemade see recipe below or store-bought
1 container of strawberries cleaned and sliced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup red raspberries
1 container of strawberry glaze was found in the produce department
1 container of whipped topping
Optional: adult version: drizzle a spoonful of rum on the cake layers

Mix cleaned, washed and blotted dry fruits with 1 cup of store bought glaze.
Place cake on a cutting board, slice in half if using rum drizzle on the bottom (inner layer). Fill cake layer in the middle then place the top half of the poundcake over the fruit, top with more fruit.
Garnish with whipped cream when ready to serve.

 Grandma's Old Fashioned Poundcake Recipe

1 1/2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure lemon extract
1 tablespoon fresh lemon or orange juice
2 tablespoons of freshly grated lemon or orange rind
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup evaporated milk or buttermilk

Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour two loaf pans.

Beat butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add sugar 1/2 cup at a time, creaming well after each addition. Stir in vanilla,  juice, and rind. Add eggs, one at a time, blending well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk.
Stir thoroughly after each addition. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake until the wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean; about 70 to 80 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes before inverting cake.