1 cup shortening
1 stick butter or margarine
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon lemon extract (or vanilla extract)
1 tablespoon hot water
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream shortening, butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beating after each. Add flavorings and water. Beat well. Add dry ingredients, which have been mixed, alternately with buttermilk. Pour into greased and floured pan and bake for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Remove from pan and brush with the following:
Bring to a boil: Juice and grated rind of 2 lemons, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon water.
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My sister brought to my attention that my Mother also would make it with 1 tablespoon of vanilla instead of 1 tablespoon of lemon extract.