The Polish Church Pound Cake

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

Years ago this was THE most popular and coveted recipe at the Polish church of my youth. The flavoring most used was a butter/vanilla/nut flavoring combination sold locally. The cherries and nuts were not cut fine; thus they formed a pretty pattern in a slice of cake. The cake is moist and flavorful with a lovely texture. Very important to start baking in a COLD OVEN!. And the baking time is LONG! No icing needed. Or wanted!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream Crisco, margarine, sugar and salt.
  2. Add eggs one at a time and beat.
  3. Add flour and milk alternately, ending with flour.
  4. Add flavoring. Add nuts. Add cherries cut in half.
  5. Bake in greased and floured tube pan or Bundt pan.
  6. Bake 1 hour and 45 minutes (or longer) at 300 oven.
  7. START IN COLD OVEN. DO NOT OPEN DOOR WHILE BAKING.
  8. Remove from pan immediately. Do not ice.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent holiday pound cake! I used almond extract and rum flavoring and love the cherry and pecan combo. Thanks for posting Jezski. This is my "from now on" favorite Christmas cake.