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Little Dixie Pound Cake

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
    1 mini loaf


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


  • 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 5-3/4x3x2-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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 107 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 66mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • abmcatmommy
    Feb 20, 2016

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

  • sgronholz
    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
    May 4, 2014

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

  • fredlacie8287
    Mar 20, 2011

    this is the perfect recipe for pound cake

  • Becki Cooper
    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
    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.