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Sundrop Pound Cake

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The Famous Cake


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The Sea Scouts and Sun Drop Pound Cake

About 8 years ago, I was making supper for a group of Sea Scouts. My husband John was the Skipper and we had supper once a month for them. I carefully followed the Sun Drop Pound Cake recipe, except I mixed in self rising flour instead of plain sifted flour. Do not use self rising flour. I poured the beautiful mixture into my cake pan. I placed the pan into the preheated oven.
I then started cleaning up and getting supper ready. I could smell the good aroma beginning. After a while I heard a splashing sound inside my oven. I turned on the oven light. My cake had risen up and out of the pan. I quickly put a cookie sheet on the rack below the cake pan. The cake batter on the oven floor began to burn. I had smoke coming out of my oven. I turned my gas oven off. I opened my windows and doors. I did not want my smoke alarm to go off. I could see the headlines "Sea Scout supper results in a house fire!" I removed the pan and scrapped the batter off the oven floor. I did finish the cake in the oven.
When the scouts later enjoyed the cake which was about 2-1/2 inches high and very chewy, they proclaimed the dessert "delicious." They asked "when will we be able to enjoy this dessert again?" I said, "Never!"
Since then we have made many delicious Sun Drop Pound Cakes - the correct way.
Enjoy the recipe.
All the best, Connie King

The Famous Cake


Sun Drop Pound Cake Recipe

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5 eggs
3 cups sugar
3 cups plain sifted flour
2 sticks butter or margarine
1/2 cup Shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
6 ounces regular SUN DROP

Cream butter or margarine and shortening, adding sugar gradually: add eggs, one at a time, and continue beating well after each addition. Slowly blend in flavoring, flour one cup at a time and SUN DROP. Turn into a large greased and floured tube pan. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tests done. Turn out on rack to cool.

Frosting Glaze

2 cups confectioner's (powdered) sugar
2 ounces regular SUN DROP
2 tablespoons butter or margarine

Prepare frosting glaze by melting butter or margarine and blend with confectioner's sugar and SUN DROP. Spoon glaze over warm cake, out of pan, on rack over waxed paper; spoon glaze that slides off cake back up over cake.