Hi Peace Family! Jami Mayberry here and since Kat is gone this week I thought I would pick up the ball and run with a recipe for you. Not just any recipe. This is my family recipe from the early 1900s for Pound Cake. It was made by my great granny Susie (my mom’s grandmother). She lived in Burnet and Canadian,Texas. When she married my great grandfather they moved to Amarillo so he could take a railroad job as an engineer. It was his favorite. I grew up with this pound cake and my siblings still ask my mom to make it for special occasions like birthdays and holidays.
Since there was only basic ingredients back then the recipe is very easy and simple. But don’t let that fool you. This cake is delicious! It makes it’s own crust on the outside and is soft on the inside.
1 cup Crisco
2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
Cream Crisco (or lard), sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs one at a time and mix until smooth. Add sifted flour a little at a time and mix until all is absorbed into batter.
Grease and flour a bundt pan. Spoon batter into bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Top will form it’s own crust.
After cooling, slice and serve. It’s great with butter on top or excellent with strawberries or peaches over a slice and top with whipped cream.