Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This is my favorite cake, and it is an old family recipe. The citrus glaze makes this cake moist and delicious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a tube cake pan. The one I use has a removable bottom and a very large center hole.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together.
  4. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Mix until just incorporated.
  5. Mix in dry ingredients until just incorporated.
  6. Stir lemon juice and lemon extract into the buttermilk. Mix into cake batter just until incorporated.
  7. Pour cake batter into the prepared tube cake pan, place pan on a half sheet covered with aluminum foil and bake for one hour.
  8. While cake is cooking, mix together glaze ingredients.
  9. When one hour is up, slowly pour glaze over cake and return cake to the oven for three more minutes.
  10. Remove cake from oven and let sit for eight minutes. Then remove from pan.
  11. Serve at room temperature. It's best prepared several hours or even a day ahead.
Most Helpful

great cake....what is there left to say but this is a Great Cake !!!!!!

VEE JAYE July 27, 2009

This was a tasty cake. I liked the way the glaze sunk into the cake, however I think I'd add some lemon zest to give it more flavour.

Ginger Rose April 08, 2008

After looking at Annacia's photo, I was a little disappointed in the presentation of the cake. The cake itself was just wonderful, but when I added the glaze as per the instructions, instead of sitting on top like the photo, it sunk into the cake, which made the cake very moist and gave an appearance of not being done, which it was. Next time I will let the cake cook slightly, remove it from the pan, then add the glaze topping. I think that will work better for me.

~Nimz~ January 26, 2008