This recipe is from my Great-Aunt…we called her Tante Katchen….actually we called her Tante Katche (pronounced: Ke cha)…..and when you wrote Katchen or Katche you would put two dots over the A. Her American name was Katharina….pronounced….Katarina.
Below is her pound cake recipe….I have her original recipe…the recipe she typed out on a recipe card…actually it is not even a recipe card…she must have been at the bank the day she got the recipe from her friend…or boss my mom thinks…Mrs. Schoenwalter (mom said with two dots over the O)….anyway the recipe looks like it was written on a bank slip…either t0 withdraw or deposit money from INDEPENDENCE SAVINGS BANK.
Well….Tante Katche’s recipe…or Mrs. Schoenwalter’s…whomever she is…..this recipe is the most ridiculous…crazy…delicious pound cake I ever had in my life. The batter is as thick as glue when you make it….and my kids could lick the bowl until there was absolutely nothing left to make the cake.
Well Katie Borreato and I made this pound cake tonight…and then we topped with home-made crumbs during the last fifteen minutes….I will post that recipe later tonight.
I hope you love…the recipe below is re-typed just as it is on the INDEPENDENCE SAVINGS BANK-RECIPE CARD. Below is exactly as it was written…
From Mrs. Schoenwalter: Pound Cake:
1 PD. Soft Butter
3 Cups Sugar
6 Large Eggs-well beaten eggs
5 Cups Flour
2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Cup Warm Milk
Some lemon juice
Mix butter gradually with sugar. Little by little add other ingredients-butter pan very good-little cracker meal on top.
Bake 1:15 hr. minutes-350 -400 degrees
Whenever I make this pound cake I make my own crumbs….like for a crumb cake…and put on the last 15 minutes of cooking. I have never put cracker meal on top of the pound cake. I make the pound cake in traditional loaf pans…and then during the holidays I may use a festive wreath-like pan.
It really is the best pound cake I have ever had.