From, "Cooking by the Boot Straps...A Taste of Oklahoma Heaven," published in cooperation with your Daily Inbox Newsletter.

INGREDIENTS for Pound Cake:

  • 10-1/2 ounces sifted flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 13-1/2 ounces butter

  • 10-1/2 ounces sugar

  • 3 ounces milk

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 6 eggs, beaten

INGREDIENTS for Vanilla Sauce:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 Tablespoons flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 Tablespoons butter, chilled


For the cake, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together.  Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl for 10 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.  Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, lemon juice and vanilla, starting with dry ingredients and ending with wet ingredients and mixing well after each addition.  Add the eggs 1/3 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Spoon the batter into a buttered and floured 5x9-inch loaf pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes or until the loaf tests done.

For the sauce, combine the sugar, flour and salt in a bowl and mix well.  Bring the water and vanilla to a boil in a saucepan.  Add the boiling mixture to the sugar mixture gradually, whisking constantly.  Add the butter and whisk until blended.  Pour the sauce over the warm cake.


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