Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hilda's Cake

My mom's good friend Rick has a favorite cake called "Hilda's Cake".  It's a basic southern pound cake kicked up a bit.  Thanks Rick for sharing this recipe with the world.

Hilda's Cake:
(My mom's friend Rick, given to him by Faye Miles)

1/2 cup Crisco
2 sticks oleo (or margarine)
3 cup sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
3 cup flour
1/2 tsp BP
1 c milk
1 tsp coconut
1 tsp rum

1 c sugar
1/4 cup + 1 T water
1 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 325

Cream Oleo,Crisco and sugar well. Add eggs one at a time. Sift flour with BP and add alternately with milk to the batter, starting and ending with the flour. Add flavorings.

Bake in a greased tube pan 1 1/2 hours. Let cool for ten minutes.Loosen cake so it won't stick and place top side up on rack to cool. Pour on the syrup mixture and let soak in. 

1 comment:

  1. This cake won the blue ribbon for the cake contest at my recent studio party. The best pound cake I've had yet.

    Linda Blondheim