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Polish Pound Cake Recipe
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Polish Pound Cake

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"This is a rich, moist cake. I make two in the oven at one time so the oven is not half empty."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch Bundt cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs 50 mins


  1. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, sugar and vanilla flavoring. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Then stir in the evaporated milk. Combine the salt and 2 1/3 cups of flour, stir into the wet mixture. Toss the remaining flour in with the walnuts, add to the batter and mix well. Finally, fold in the cherries. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  2. Place cake into a cold oven, then heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Bake for 2 1/2 hours. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan before inverting onto a plate to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 14, 2005

Excellent! I made this for a Polish dinner festival and it everyone loved it...had many requests for the recipe. I added some rum-soaked raisins, and used diced candied cherries as I couldn't get maraschino cherries when I needed them. I also couldn't find the flavoring, so I used a mix of vanilla, almond and a bit of maple flavoring. Wonderful blend if you have the same problem. My family is Polish and we will definitely be adding this to the dessert list...awsome!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2009

I'm rating this low due to the butter and shortening, plus the 5 eggs. It really is good, though, and if you don't have a health problem it's also lovely to look at. My husband really does like it, so it rates a 5 star in looks & taste.

May 14, 2003

I started checking the cake after 1 1/2 hours. It was done in about 1 hour 50 minutes, not 2 1/2 hours! I did get rave reviews from my family. I would make it again.

Aug 29, 2002

This is a spectacular and great tasting cake - needs no frosting as outside forms a slightly crunchy sweet layer! Would be a colorful, great holiday cake!

Jun 05, 2005

This take is soooo good! I made it already about 4 times in one month. For a few friends birthdays, I put it in a basket with Mugs, tea bags,an a nice card! Took the cake to work,also a family get together! Everyone loved it I will try to made little pound cakes for Christmas gifts for my neighbors,and co- workers this year! I baked it 1hr.and about 40 minutes Not 2 1/2hrs YOU WILL LOVE THIS CAKE my friends can't get enough or myself!!

Nov 20, 2009

This cake is fabulous. Dense and moist. Baked at 300 in my oven it was done in 1 1/2 hours. The only issue I had with this cake was getting it out of the bundt pan. Make sure to grease & flour this REALLY GOOD! Definitely a "keeper" recipe. Highly recommend! YUM!

Feb 04, 2009

I loved this recipe. I substituted buttermilk for the condensed milk and used pecans instead of walnuts. It was delicious. I frosted with Satiny Chocolate Glaze.

Dec 02, 2011

very good. brought to madonnas for easter 2011


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  • Calories
  • 548 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.7 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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