Real Southern Pound Cake Recipe

Difficulty: Medium | Makes: 1 pound cake

Now this is my personal pund cake recipe, and I have never thought pound cake was suppose to be “light.” It should be just as the name denotes, a POUND CAKE. If I dont have enough butter I won’t even make it and call it a pound cake. Be sure all ingredients are at room temperature. I usually measure and set out all ingredients the night before. Except the milk,I normally take it out about 30 minutes to an hour before making the cake.

  • 1 pound (four sticks) Land O'Lakes Butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp. butternut flavoring (optional)
  1. Cream butter first for about two minutes, then begin to gradually add sugar one cup at a time. Beat for about five minutes, until thick and creamy, and has increased in volume.
  2. Begin adding eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, for about a minute.
  3. Begin to add flour one cup at a time, alternately with cream. Beginning and ending with flour.
  4. Stir in the flavoring.Pour in a greased and floured tube pan.
  5. Put in a COLD OVEN and turn to 300 degrees, cook for an hour and a half or until cake tests done. Cooking time varies depending on your oven.

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