Little Dixie Pound Cake Recipe
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Little Dixie Pound Cake Recipe

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When my great-grandson and I eat dinner together, we're always happy to share this delightful dessert.—Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch baking soda
  • 7 teaspoons buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon orange extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 107 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Combine flour and baking soda; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Blend in extracts. Pour into a greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from the pan to cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 mini loaf.
Originally published as Little Dixie Pound Cake in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p10

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abmcatmommy 244160
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2016

"Fantastic! and just the right size. Thanks for sharing recipe."

sgronholz 228126
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"My husband and I loved this delicious little pound cake! It was so easy to make and just the right size for the two of us. I will definitely make it again!"

dozer77 16727
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"This is just perfect for the two of us..and it is wonderful with strawberries and whipped cream on top."

fredlacie8287 46359
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"this is the perfect recipe for pound cake"

Becki Cooper 46353
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"How much is a pinch? An 1/8 tsp., less or more, I am confused. Need answer right away...

Becki Cooper, Winston, OR."

bakingmad 51460
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2008

"I use all vanilla extract when making this. It makes just enough for my husband and I to each enjoy dessert without going overboard with a big cake. Not that we couldn't eat the big cake, but this helps us "be good" without feeling deprived."

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