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 McCormick® Pure 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 Oct. 31, 2014

"To gram9...you can make it in any type pan you want. You will need to adjust baking time, of course."

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Can this be made in any other type of pan?"

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Buttermilk You southerns know how to make good use of buttermilk. and this is a wonderful example. A very good cake. Of course you know that the best buttermilk is from up north here. From Evans City, PA."

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Great recipe- Great cake. Make it all of the time . Everyone loves it and it always goes quick. I made no changes to the recipe."

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"I did not adjust this recipe at all. Loved it and so did everyone else...apparently! It was gone the next day!"

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