This is an old fashion pound cake that goes into a cold oven before baking. It is a delicious way to use up any extra eggs. This cake also freezes very well, so go ahead and make up a couple batches.


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk




  1. Cream 3 cups sugar and 1 cup soften butter until well blended.
  2. Slowly add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add salt, vanilla extract, and lemon extract to mixture.
  4. Add flour and milk, alternating, until blended.
  5. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube or Bundt pan.  Place in cold oven and set temperature to 350 degrees.
  6. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes.
  7. Let cake cool in pan about 10 minutes, then turn out.