Best Pound Cake You’ll Ever Eat

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.

Oh my, is this good.  Can you see where the glaze seeped in on the edges?
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I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like this cake.

Best Pound Cake You’ll Ever Eat

Best Pound Cake You’ll Ever Eat

This is the BEST pound cake that I've ever tried.

Ingredients

  • 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.)

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Glaze
  • c sugar
  • /2 c water
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Glaze
    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.

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    Let’s look again.  This didn’t last long in my house.  We could’t stay out of it!
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    29 Comments

    1. Oh girl, you should not have posted this!! Its the last thing I need, but you can bet I’m cutting and pasting this recipe to my file! 🙂 I love pound cake!

    2. YUM! I looooooove pound cake! I’m bookmarking this for AFTER I lose a few pounds. It sounds like a cake and a pine colada all together. YUM!

    3. This really looks delicious Paula! Oh how I wish you had posted it before I quit eating carbs 🙁

      But at least I had the joy of looking at it and lusting after it!

    4. Wow! This sounds like a great recipe. And that photo with the glaze soaked into the cake…YUM! I am saving this one. Can’t wait to give it a try. I’ve never seen a recipe like this one. Thanks for sharing. Might have to make it when we are having company or something so I don’t eat it all myself!
      Jennifer

    5. Oh. my. gosh. I want to make this sooooo badly. I’m trying SL’s key lime pound cake on Friday. This recipe will be next on my list. 🙂

    6. I have made this cake once and I am getting ready to make it again today. It is truly the best pound cake I have had. I cook it in one of those fancy pans that looks like a swirl. Love the glaze.

      1. I agree that it’s the best pound cake out there. I’m planning to make it next Saturday for my mom’s birthday. Thank you so much for commenting!

    7. I went to a dinner party and was served this pound cake. It was the best pound cake I think I have ever had. I am definitely going to make this very soon. It is definitely a keeper.

      1. I always pre-heat the oven and I’m pretty sure that my mom does as well. I hope you enjoy the cake!

        Paula

    8. I have made this cake 4 times and I love it, It is always perfect, but the last time it came out a lot smaller. I can’t figure out why. I followed directions exactly. As I looked at the recipe it looked slightly different. Just wondering if it has been altered (I didn’t remember the shortening) if not I guess I just did something wrong.

      1. Hey Sheryl! The recipe hasn’t changed. Could you baking powder be old? That’s the only reason that I can think of that the cake would be smaller.

        We had this for Easter and I made another yesterday for my mom’s birthday.

        Paula

    9. This is a moist and flavorful pound cake which I will certainly make again. Because I do not eat much sugar, my personal preference would be to cut the sugar to 2 1/2 cups, but this is not a recipe problem, just a personal preference. Next time, I may also poke holes in the top of the cake so the glaze seeps farther down into the cake. Thanks so much for this recipe.

    10. I baked this recipe for one of my physician’s and co-workers and they absolutely loved it. I made one additional change..I added crushed pineapple to the batte and added six eggs instead of the recommended five..this made the cake extra moist..it will be a staple because it’s a winner!

    11. Cake is great, but glaze is too much. It makes the cake too wet in texture. The texture is just not right with all that glaze. I’ve make the cake 3 times in last 48 hours. If you must have glaze only put a 4th of the glaze over the cake. The best two were without the glaze and only about 3-4 tablespoons of glaze. I’m a southern girl…great with a piece of fried chicken too!!

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