Five Flavor Cake has been a family favorite for years. My mom got the recipe from a teacher friend, Annabelle. I wish Annabelle was still around so I could thank her for passing this recipe on to our family.
What makes this cake the best is a sugar glaze containing five flavors poured over the cake while it is hot. The cake batter also includes the five flavors, so you end up with a double whammy of goodness.
I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like this cake.
Five Flavor Cake
2 sticks butter
1/2 c vegetable shortening
3 c sugar
5 eggs, well beaten
3 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c milk
1 tsp each coconut, rum, butter, lemon, and vanilla extracts (Also add almond extract if you have it.)
Combine butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, which have been beaten until lemon colored. Combine flour and baking powder and add to creamed mixture alternating with milk. Stir in flavors. Spoon into a well greased 10” tube pan and bake at 325 degrees fro 1 1/2 hours or until done. Soak with glaze and let cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out on a rack to cool.
1 c sugar
1/2 c water
1 tsp each coconut, rum, butter, lemon, and vanilla extract. (Also add almond extract if you have it.)
Combine ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is melted. Pour over cake after removing from oven.