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Lemon-Buttermilk Cake

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Sifted flour 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon extract 1 Teaspoon
  Soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon 1
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream shortening, butter and 2 1/2 cups sugar until fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Sift flour and salt together.
Combine buttermilk and lemon extract.
Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mix- ture.
Dissolve soda in 1 tablespoon hot water; stir into batter.
Pour batter into greased and floured tube pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Combine remaining sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind and 1/2 cup hot water in saucepan.
Cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved and syrup is clear.
Pour hot syrup over hot cake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
20

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