Pam's Pound Cake

(Nora's recipe)

3 C Sugar
1 C (2 Sticks) Butter
½ C Crisco
5 Eggs
3 C Plain Flour
½ t baking powder
¼ C milk
8 oz. Sour Cream
Flavorings (lemon / vanilla / or almond)

Preheat oven to 325. Combine sugar, butter and Crisco. Cream for several minutes with electric mixer.
Adds eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Sift together flour and baking powder. Combine milk and sour cream. Add flour and milk to sugar mixture. Stir in flavoring. Bake for 1 hour 40 minutes at 325.

To Change to Chocolate:
Increase shortening to 1 cup (from ½ cup). Add ½ t salt and ½ t cinnamon to flour mixture. Add 1/3 C cocoa to flour mixture. Reduce baking time to 1 hour 20 minutes.

Chocolate Glaze:
2 T cocoa
1 T plus 2 t Water
1 T Oil
1 T Karo Syrup

Combine and cook until smooth in a saucepan. Add 1 C of sifted powdered sugar

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