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Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe
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Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

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Now that I've retired from teaching, I have more time to bake. This cake is the one I make most often. It is a truly Southern recipe, and one I think can't be topped - once people taste it, they won't go back to their other recipes. —Gracie Hanchey, De Ridder, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 285 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour and baking soda; add alternately with buttermilk and beat well. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Buttermilk Pound Cake in Country Extra November 1993, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 285 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2015

"This was fantastic. My husband complamented many times over dinner. We served it with strawberry sauce. But enjoyed it plain better."

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"Wonderful; copied ideas from other bakers with lemon curd. Very fun and good."

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"I made last night and it was great. I added 1 heaping tbl of vanilla yogurt also. Topped with lemon curd spread."

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Perfect. I would not change a thing."

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"Excellent! I use either plain or vanilla yogurt in place of buttermilk. My family and I agree that the flavor is better with yogurt. Since finding this recipe 5 years ago, I haven't needed to look for another similar recipe. This one's a keeper! I usually serve it with sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream. I like to put most of the batter in a bundt cake pan and the rest in a loaf pan. I like to give the smaller loaf cake to a neighbor or two along with some sliced strawberries and whipped cream. Delicious!"

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