2 sticks butter
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
5 eggs, beaten
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon each: vanilla, lemon, rum, coconut & butter flavoring
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon each of the five flavorings
Cream butter, shortening and sugar in mixer. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour and milk alternately (add baking powder to flour). Bake in a greased and floured tube pan for 1 1/2 hours at 300 degrees.
Glaze: Combine in heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is melted. Pour over hot cake while it's still in the pan. Let set until cake is cool.
Kara Kimbrough - Clarion Ledger - April 6, 2011