Delicate Lemon Pound Cake

Delicate Lemon Pound Cake

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"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"
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1 h 30 m servings
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  1. In a large mixing 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.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan (pan will be full). Bake at 325 degrees F 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.

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This recipe is similar to the one my mom made when i was younger.It was called a 7-up cake my mom used 3 sticks of butter instead of the 1c of butter and the 1/2 c shortening.And the cake was to...

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SO disappointing--dry, not lemony enough. Won't try again.

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This recipe is similar to the one my mom made when i was younger.It was called a 7-up cake my mom used 3 sticks of butter instead of the 1c of butter and the 1/2 c shortening.And the cake was to...

This is very similar to a recipe that I make already. The only differences are that I use 3 cups sugar and instead of 5 eggs - I use 3 eggs and 2 egg whites. I also don't use vanilla. It is one...

I was so excited to try this recipe. Im rating it a 4 for flavor alone. The carbonated soda really gives it a great lemon flavor. In fact, it has the most flavor of any other pound cake I've m...

I cooked this recipe just as stated here... (although I threw all the flour and eggs in at once - a bit lazy!!!). It was outstanding. Lovely flavour and even though I over cooked it for at least...

I use all butter ,cake flour instead of all purpose flour, about 4 Tsp lemon instant pudding and a doppling of sour cream.I have making this cake for years and with my additinal ingredients its...

Very delicate, just like it's name says. Didn't have lemon extract, so doubled up on vanilla and reduced lemon-lime soda to add zest and juice from one lemon. Wonderful texture. Thanks for the...

This is a lovely cake! I made this for a fete at Church recently and it was a hit!! I didn't glaze or modify it at all. The flavor is truly delicate so it's a winner with all (even those who are...

SO disappointing--dry, not lemony enough. Won't try again.

According to my 15 year old son, this is the best thing I have ever made. It really was light with a soft crispy crust that was perfect!!!

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