Okay, Okay… Here’s the Aunt Lucy Cake Recipe!

Okay folks as promised, here is the illusive “Aunt Lucy Cake” recipe.  I told you that I would post it by the end of the week.  I have never received so many emails in my life!   Thanks for being patient (well sort of… LOL!)

I hope that you all enjoy it as much as my family and friends have.  It’s a perfect easy-peasy cake and the ingredients are always on hand.  I did my part by posting, now it’s up to you to let me know what you thought of it!  

Aunt Lucy Cake:


(2) sticks margarine –softened (Butter does now work as well and you actually DON’T taste it.

(2) cups sugar

(4) Lg. eggs (room temp.)

(2) teaspoons pure vanilla extract

(3) cups flour

(4) teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

(1) cup milk (Room temp.)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar together in mixing bowl.  (If crumbly don’t worry, eggs will take care of that!)  Add the eggs, one at a time, just until mixed.   Do NOT over beat.  Add vanilla and beat until blended.

In medium size bowl, stir together flour, powder and salt.

Alternately, add flour mixture and milk to butter/egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour (mixing after each addition).  If batter separates after milk is added don’t worry, it will come together again once all of the flour is incorporated.  Again, do not over beat – mix only until ingredients are evenly incorporated into the batter. 

Grease and flour a 10” tube pan and pour batter into it.

Note: Batter will be thick.  Place into center of oven and bake for about 60 minutes  until cake tester comes out clean.  (test in about 50, as ovens vary).  Cool on wire rack and remove from panLet cool completely and liberally dust top with powdered sugar.  Cake taste best when allowed to sit for a few hours or overnight. Use a serrated knife and a sawing motion when cutting.

Aunt Lucy with her Famous Cake

While we’re on the subject of my posted recipes; I would love to share this photo with you from a reader/fan/dear friend.  It’s in regards to Trudy’s Baked Mac from the “Accidental Recipe for Success” blog that I ran about a week and a half ago.  It arrived via email with the caption “Not even enough left over for lunch!”

Until next time,



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5 responses to “Okay, Okay… Here’s the Aunt Lucy Cake Recipe!

  1. Laurie

    Yay for Aunt Lucy Cake! now i can make it for the holidays, wait i may make it this weekend!! Thanks Don! your the bestest! 🙂

  2. Patsy Stone

    I believe your next book may have to be a cook book with all these wonderful recipes and stories that accompany them!

  3. Lucille Doyle

    Easy and delicious.This recipe is a keeper. Mine was ready at 50 min. So definitely check at 50 min..

  4. Janice

    Courtney is beside herself! She can’t believe that you released this secret family recipe to the world! I’m just excited that I FINALLY have it:) Of course, I won’t make one as good as yours…or Aunt Lucy’s!

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