The South has about as many poundcake recipes as there are grandmothers. This one produces a higher, lighter cake than many recipes. It came from Dora Charles’s aunt Laura Daniels, who got it from a nursing-home patient she was working with in the 1970s. The patient, Mary Martin, mailed it to her long after she left the nursing home, but because of a stroke, her handwriting was shaky. Ms. Charles found the recipe and deciphered it. You can use lemon juice and zest instead of lemon flavoring, which the original recipe called for, or increase the vanilla by a teaspoon if you are leaving out the lemon altogether. The cake, which is a perfect base for peaches and whipped cream or another fruit topping, gets better after a couple of days and will be good for a week if you keep it well wrapped. It freezes well, too. Featured in: Dora Charles Moves On From Paula Deen, And Makes It All About The Seasoning.
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|Serving Size: 1 recipe (211g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 193 (55%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 21.4g||29 %|
|Saturated Fat 13g||65 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.9g|
|Cholesterol 67.3mg||21 %|
|Sodium 74.7mg||3 %|
|Potassium 278.5mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 12.3g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 12.3g|
|Protein 5.1g||7 %|
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Calories per serving: 349
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