Mimi's Pound Cake

TG found this recipe for my mother’s (Mimi to us, Frances to the world) pound cake. Mother didn’t believe in cooking much…(TG didn’t get his cooking genes from either parent…so where did they come from???)…when she was growing up and ‘growed’ up cooking was left to “the help.” She did like to make pound cake…and one of her friends must have found that so odd that they created a framed ‘recipe card/picture’ that I found when sorting through her things after she passed away.

This picture was lost again in our garage until this morning when I was sorting through some things. I have been saving BBQ posters from events for a long time, and every once in a while I have one I like framed….had quite a nice collection on the walls in TG’s office in Atlanta, but since our move to Savannah they have been relegated to the garage.

Here is Mimi’s recipe:


3 C sifted flour

2 1/2 C sugar

1//4 t soda

6 eggs

1 C Crisco

1 C sour cream

1 t vanilla

1 t lemon

Mix as listed and beat for 4 minutes at medium speed. Bake in a greased tube pan (use wax paper, too) at 350* for about one hour or one hour and ten minutes.


Melt 1/2 stick butter, add 1/2 box powdered sugar and enough milk to make a spread. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon lemon flavoring. Take cake out of pan and let cool a little, then put on glaze while cake is still warm.


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