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Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Classic Pound Cake - definitely a keeper!

   Pound cake is a Southern staple.  Right up there with milk, bread, and butter!  Pound cake is a great, simple "go to" dessert that is wonderful alone or dressed up with fruit or a glaze. I was baking a couple desserts for a 4-H dinner the other evening.  Along with a tried and true brownie recipe, I decided to give a new  pound cake recipe a try.  Most recipes in my old fashioned church cookbooks called for Chrisco.  I was looking for one without that and this recipe fit the bill.  Bonus, I didn't have to create my own buttermilk as the Big Guy had purchased some recently to make homemade blue cheese dressing.  This cake baked beautifully!  It was golden brown, perfect crunchy on the outside with a moist and dense cake inside.  Best pound cake recipe I have found yet!  This is my future "go to" recipe!
Copied from Allrecipes (fabulous site for tons of great recipes!).


  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • confectioners' sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and baking soda; add alternately with the buttermilk and beat well. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until cake test done. Cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar.

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