Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Paula's Mama's Pound Cake Recipe

I added this recipe to Pinterest a couple of days ago, and this morning after pulling weeds for over two hours, I gave the pound cake recipe a try. 

Super easy recipe with fresh ingredients. A cake made from "scratch," since my Dutch husband haaaates American cake mix cakes. And who doesn't love POUND CAKE?

Here is the cake all done in a very, very vintage pan. Actually an angelfood cake pan that the center/bottom lift out. I was concerned about leakage, and there was some.
I believe this pan needed a liner or something. A cookie sheet caught most of the big drips!

Can you see how I "glued" the bottom back on?

Delicious! And the Dutchie approved!! He really liked the crunchy crust. And who cares that you can see the "cracks"? This recipe is a keeper as soon as I find my pound cake pan ;)

Recipe by Paula Deen

90 MIN10 Prep + 80 Cook
16-20 Servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 350°.


With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. 

[Linda's Note: I baked my cake for the full 1 1/2 hours. I tested at 1 hour, then added 5-10 minutes until the toothpick came out clean. Total: 1 1/2 hours!!!]



Wendy Bellino said...

I love a homemade cake! That looks marvelous!

Anonymous said...

Of course home made and from scratch is always the best. Looks yummy.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I love a good pound cake!

Endah Murniyati said...

I've been learning to make homemade cake, but the results were not good enough...:(