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Black Walnut Lard Pound Cake
I know a lot of recipes these days call for shortening, but you don't have to do what they say.  Rendered leaf fat (or lard) is the original shortening.  Let's go old school!  We are going to make some real cakes with recipes we got from grandmothers, not something thrown together by scientists using chemicals in a lab.  And who cares if it's lopsided!  It still says "I love you!" better than "Happy Birthday! I bought you this cake at the last minute on my way home."