Jackie’s Cold Oven Pound Cake

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My aunt Jackie used to make this when we were growing up and shared the recipe many years ago.  This is by no means a cake you will enjoy if you are watching your weight


  • 1/2 pound Butter
  • 3 C sugar
  • 3 C flour sifted
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C crisco
  • 6 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract

Cream butter, shortening and sugar together until creamy, add beaten eggs.  Sift flour, salt and baking powder together and add dry ingredients to wet mixture alternately with milk.  Lastly add vanilla and lemon extract.

Pour into greased and floured tube pan

Place in cold oven, bake at 325 for 1 hour + 15 minutes.  DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR.  After the time is up, go ahead and check for doneness, if necessary bake an additional 15 minutes.  Invert on rack and cool.

If you make this using a sheet cake pan instead of a tube pan, bake for 25 – 30 minutes.