Mom's Best Pound Cakes

 

 

As I’ve shared multiple times, my mom loves to feed her sweet tooth.  As far back as I can remember, Mom always baked cakes.  These are 3 of her best pound cakes:  7 Up Pound Cake, Chocolate Pound Cake and 5 Flavor Pound Cake. 

The recipes and instructions for combining ingredients are very similar for each cake.  I have listed the ingredients and instructions separately for each however.  This will make it easier for those who may want to print and clip one or more of the recipes. 

These are big cakes.  Do not use a Bundt pan or standard tube pan.  Use a large tube pan.  The center cylinder usually extends beyond the sides of these pans and the pan has 3 prongs spaced evenly around the edge. 

 

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Wilton Angel Food Pan, 10 Inch
Wilton Angel Food Pan, 10 Inch

You will need a large tube pan like this one.

 

7-Up Pound Cake



2 stick butter*

½ c shortening*

3 c sugar

5 eggs

3 c plain flour

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp lemon

1 c 7-Up (takes the place of baking powder and soda)


*Mom uses 1 ½ sticks of butter flavored Crisco instead of the 2 sticks of butter and ½ c Crisco.


1- Cream together butter and shortening with electric mixer.

2- Add sugar into mixture, and cream together.

3- Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating after each egg.

4- Sift and gradually mix in flour.

5- Add vanilla and lemon flavorings.

6- Slowly pour in 7 Up and mix on low.

7- Grease and flour a large tube pan, or use Baker’s Secret spray.

8- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 15 minutes.

9- Optional: Ice cooled cake with Cream Cheese (Mom’s preference) or other favorite frosting.


CREAM CHEESE FROSTING


½ c or 1 stick butter, softened

1 pkg, 8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 lb confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract


1- Cream butter and cream cheese together with electric mixer.

2- Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.

3- Stir in vanilla.

4- Frost cooled cake.


Mom's Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Mom's Chocolate Pound Cake with Chocolate Frosting | Source

Chocolate Pound Cake

Slice of Chocolate Pound Cake
Slice of Chocolate Pound Cake | Source

Chocolate Pound Cake



1/2 lb butter*

½ cup Crisco*

3 cups sugar

3 cups Plain All Purpose Flour

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

½ cup cocoa

1 cup milk

5 eggs

1 ¼ tsp vanilla

*Mom uses 1 ½ sticks of butter flavored Crisco instead of the 2 sticks of butter and ½ c Crisco.


1- Cream together butter and shortening with electric mixer.

2- Add sugar into mixture, and cream.

3- Add the eggs 1 to 2 at a time, beating after each egg.

4- Sift salt, baking powder and cocoa together with flour.

5- Gradually add dry mixture, milk and vanilla to butter, shortening and sugar mixture.

6- Grease and flour a large tube pan, or use Baker’s Secret spray.

7- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes.


OPTIONAL FROSTING:

1- Ice with bought milk chocolate frosting. (This is what Mom does.)

2- Add 3 to 4 T of cocoa to the cream cheese frosting above.

3- Ice with chocolate fudge frosting (recipe immediately below).



CHOCOLATE FUDGE FROSTING


4 squares unsweetened chocolate

½ c butter

1 lb confectioners sugar

½ c milk

2 tsp vanilla


1- Combine butter and chocolate over low heat until melted.

2- Remove from heat and add sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth.

3- Set in a bowl of ice and water. Beat until smooth enough to spread.


Mom's Five Flavor Pound Cake
Mom's Five Flavor Pound Cake | Source
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5 Flavor Pound Cake



2 sticks butter*

½ c Crisco*

3 c sugar

5 eggs

3 c plain flour

1 /2 tsp baking powder

1 milk

1 tsp each of these 5 flavorings: coconut, rum, butter, lemon and vanilla

*Mom uses 1 ½ sticks of butter flavored Crisco instead of the 2 sticks of butter and ½ c Crisco.


1- Cream together butter and shortening with electric mixer.

2- Add sugar into mixture, and cream with mixer.

3- Add the eggs 1 to 2 at a time, beating after each egg.

4- Sift baking powder with flour.

5- Gradually add dry mixture, milk and flavorings to butter, shortening and sugar mixture.

6- Grease and flour a large tube pan, or use Baker’s Secret spray.

7- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes.


GLAZE

1 c sugar

½ c water

1 tsp each of these 5 flavorings: coconut, rum, butter, lemon and vanilla


1- Combine ingredients in saucepan and bring to low boil.

2- Spoon warm glaze over pound cake. This will soak in and make the cake very moist.


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fastfreta 7 years ago from Southern California

I have the sour cream pound cake recipe too. The photo that you got from flickr. is how my cake looks if done right. Very good hub. Thanks for the link, I want to link yours to mine, when I learn how.


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rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

freta, I learned from Sandra Rinck, HubPages Backlinking for Dummies. Thanks!


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Flightkeeper 7 years ago from The East Coast

Those cakes look delish!


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rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Flightkeeper they are all delish. My favorite is the 5 Flavor Cake.


cosette 7 years ago

that 7-Up cake looks fabulous! can't wait to try it!


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rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

It's very good cosette, I promise!


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judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

I have been looking for a pound cake recipe that is tried and true. I think these are it!!!


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rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

judydianne let me know if you try them. My fav is the 5 flavor. I think Mom likes the Chocolate best.


Nitrogen Girl 6 years ago from Southeastern United States

Mwahaha, now I have some of Aunt Eva Mae's rare meatless recipes! Everyone knows she makes the best desserts.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

NG be sure to check out the 2 layer cake hubs too. Also, more cakes, pies and assorted sweets on my T'Giving and Christmas recipe hubs.


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The Rope 6 years ago from SE US

Yummmm! I do love pound cake. The crust is the best to pick off - and get your hand slapped by the baker 'cause everyone's doing the same thing. LOL. My mom's used almond flavoring but this one sounds delicious. 7-Up cake is also one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.


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rmcrayne 6 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks for the visit Rope. I like the crust that sticks to the plate, all saturated from the glaze. Nice big scoop on the index finger, like it was super thick batter.


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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Ohhh, the chocolate pound cake looks especially tempting Rose, I linked my latest hub: Russian Tea Cakes to this one. Just wanted to inform you. These recipes look delicious and I bookmarked it. Happy Holidays.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Denise the chocolate is my mom's favorite. Mine is the 5 flavor cake. Thanks for the link. I linked your hub above.


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Jennifer Burss 5 years ago from Michigan

We love pound cake in our house! I may make the chocolate one for my husband for Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing.


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rmcrayne 5 years ago from San Antonio Texas Author

Thanks Jennifer for visiting. The chocolate is definitely my Mom's favorite. I'm partial to the 5 Flavor.


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htodd 5 years ago from United States

Great hub!Thanks


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MelisaS 5 years ago

Wow! Your pound cakes look wonderful!


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stylezink 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

These sound great. And I think I'm going to try my first pound cake this weekend. I just don't know which one I want to try. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe.


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K Nicole Smith 5 years ago from Huntsville, AL

Thanks for sharing these recipes. I am excited. Planning on trying my hand at my first one this evening.


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Shesabutterfly 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Great hub! I've bookmarked this one. Definitely going to have to try the chocolate one sometime soon:)


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Becky Puetz 3 years ago from Oklahoma

These pound cakes sound delicious. I will be trying the five flavor pound cake very soon. Thanks for sharing you mom's recipes.


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Margie Lynn 2 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Looks like your mom is a wonderful cook. I make pound cakes a lot, thanks for three new recipes http://hubpages.com/@rmcrayne

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