Miss Lizzie's Pound Cake

Miss Lizzie's Pound Cake Recipe
Oxmoor House
A yummy caramel frosting paired with a moist and delicious pound cake makes for an irresistible dessert.


Serves 8 to 10

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon imitation vanilla butter and nut flavoring
3 cups all-purpose flour
Caramel Frosting:
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 (5-oz.) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer; gradually add sugar and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; set aside.

Combine milk and flavoring; add to butter mixture alternately with flour. Spread into a greased and floured 10" tube pan. Bake at 325° for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool completely before frosting.

Caramel Frosting: In a saucepan over medium heat, combine all indredients except vanilla. Cook 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Immediately spread over cooled cake.

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