Preheat oven to 325F. Put first 6 ingredients in saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes after reaching boiling point. Add Crisco. When cool add soda dissolved in a little hot water. Add flour and baking powder. Stir. Pour into greased tube pan. Bake for 1 hour at 325F.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana