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Delicate Lemon Pound Cake

 Delicate Lemon Pound Cake
My best friend shared the recipe for this delightful dessert. It goes great with a cup of tea, too. Notice that there is no leavening in the recipe—the carbonated soda does the job! —Kelly Ward Hartman, Cape Coral, Florida
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup lemon-lime soda
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light
  • and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
  • after each addition. Stir in extracts. Add flour alternately with
  • soda, beating just until combined.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan (pan will be
  • full). Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hours or until a toothpick
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10-20 minutes
  • before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust
  • with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.