My old fashion pound cake recipe was passed down to me by a family friend. She gave me a ton of old fashion southern recipes when I first got married. Let me tell you, I couldn’t cook when I first got married. Luckily, people gave me recipes, and I ordered cookbooks to help me out. This is one of my favorite recipes. Preparing and ensuring the butter and sugar are creamed correctly takes time. However, it’s definitely worth it in the end.
I wanted to share the recipe with you. I hope that you give it a try and enjoy it as much as my family does.
Notes: The sugar and butter should be creamed until smooth in consistency. This may take about 10 mins or so. You will notice that the mixture increases in volume. Also, be sure to mix each ingredient well before adding the next. A pound cake has to be mixed in a specific order for it to turn out right.
Also, you can add the cake to the oven before preheating. It will be a cold oven pound cake. Make sure to have some toothpicks available to check the cake for doneness in the end.
Allow the cake to cool completely before flipping it out of the cake pan. There is nothing worse than trying to flip a hot cake pan. lol
If you would like to frost your cake, you are welcome to do so. Mix powdered sugar, water, and flavoring to make icing for the cake. I will say it’s totally not necessary to add icing, but it’s completely up to you.
This is a base pound cake recipe…play around with it to make new creative flavors. You can use this to make a peach cobbler pound cake or any other flavor that you can think of creating.
Old Fashion Pound Cake Recipe
- 2 Sticks Butter room temperature
- 1/2 Cup Crisco Shortening solid crisco in the can
- 5 Eggs room temperature
- 3 Cups Sugar
- 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Milk room temperature
- 2 tsp Almond Extract
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- Cream butter, crisco, and sugar together until smooth
- Add one egg at a time and blend well
- Alternately add flour and milk
- Place in oven for 1.5 hours or until done
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Leave me your thoughts in the comments below.