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Golden Lemon Pound Cake

Years ago, while pastoring a church in New Mexico, I worked in a nursing home. For a Christmas party, I baked this pound cake. Everyone raved over the treats "my wife" made. When I told them I'd made them myself, they were astonished.—Douglas Jennings, Ottawa, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon juice and extract. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Beat just until combined.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 226 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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