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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 Jun. 21, 2015

"This pound cake is delicious. I've had bad luck with some other pound cake recipes but this one cooked perfectly. I followed the directions and cooked for exact amount listed. Everyone that ate it commented on how wonderful it was and asked for the recipe. This will be the only pound cake recipe I will make in the future."

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Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"This cake has become an absolute favorite in our family. Easy to make and delicious without anything extra !"

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Reviewed Jun. 13, 2015

"Easy to make, delicious and moist."

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"I can't figure out what i did wrong. I tasted the batter before i put the cake in the oven and it was bitter but i baked it anyway and it came out beautiful but was so bitter i could not eat it, had to throw away. I bought the buttermilk that same day. I was wondering if the baking soda was the culprit? Would appreciate any help, would love to try this recipe again, thanks"

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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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