Southern Mama's Pound Cake

Updated on October 10, 2017
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Welcome to Rose's Flours! Here I will share some of my families best recipes. And I'll throw in a few of my favorites too. :)

Look at this amazing pound cake! My husband is from North Carolina. He was raised by many talented female role models growing up. This recipe is from one of his southern mamas, Miss Donna, a woman with a heart full of love.
Look at this amazing pound cake! My husband is from North Carolina. He was raised by many talented female role models growing up. This recipe is from one of his southern mamas, Miss Donna, a woman with a heart full of love.

Tips from the hubby

  • Sifting the flour three times makes the texture that much better.
  • Put your love into it. You can taste the difference.
  • Be quiet when it bakes. It won't turn out right if you're loud while it's in the oven.
  • Only check it when the timer reads 30 minutes left. And remember to be quiet.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 2 hours
Yields: As many as you want. Based on the slices you cut.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 Sticks of butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • Dash Vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Get a good sized bundt pan and grease/spray it really good. I mean really good. I honestly don't have a specific size. My husband and I had to look everywhere for the "best bundt pan" he could approve of. I just know I have some smaller bundt pans that look about 9 inches I want to say. And I'm telling you now, it was not big enough and my husband was very unhappy with me. Just a tid bit there.
  2. Sift your flour 3 times and add your baking powder. Set aside. Yes. 3 times.
  3. Make sure your butter is softened and cut into cubes. Mix the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl until it looks crumby.
  4. Add in 1 egg at a time to sugar/butter mix. Make sure you mix well after adding each egg.
  5. Once you've done that you will add the flour slowly alternating adding milk. After all the flour and milk has been mixed in well, add a dash of Vanilla. For my husband, a dash is 1 Tbsp. So feel out what is best for you. His theory is that if you can smell the vanilla after it is mixed, then you've done good.
  6. Pour your batter into your well greased/sprayed bundt pan. Level it out by shaking the pan slightly.
  7. Put the cake in the oven at 350 F for 1 1/2 hours. Don't peak at it just yet. And be very quiet. According to the hubby it makes the cake even better.
  8. When the timer says 30 minutes or less, then you can take a peak at it. Just remember to be quiet.
  9. When the timer goes off, take the cake out of the oven and poke it with a toothpick. If it comes out clean then you have a finished product.
  10. Make sure you loosen the cake from the pan. My husband gently loosened it from the sides while it was still hot. And then flipped it onto a plate once it had cooled down.
  11. Look at that delicious cake you just made. Be proud of yourself and dig in. After all, you deserve it. ;)

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Look at this amazing pound cake! My husband is from North Carolina. He was raised by many talented female role models growing up. This recipe is from one of his southern mamas, Miss Donna, a woman with a heart full of love. Gather your ingredients. Sugar, flour, eggs, butter, milk, baking powder, and vanilla.Sift your flour 3 times. Add the baking powder and set aside. Make sure your butter is softened and diced. Mix the sugar and butter until it looks crumby. Like this. :)Add 1 egg at a time. Make sure you mix well after each egg is added. Slowly add the flour. Alternating with the milk. Flour, milk, flour, milk. Until it's all mixed together. Put your love into it. Once it's all mixed add a dash of vanilla. For my hubby a dash is 1 Tbsp. Honestly though, feel it out. What's right for him might not be right for you. According to hubby, if you can smell the vanilla after it's mixed then you've done good.This is what your batter should look like. Pour your batter evenly into your bundt pan. Shake it gently to level it out if need be. Bake it at 350 F for 1 1/2 hours. Do not peak at it until the timer says 30 minutes. Be very quiet about it. Once it's out gently loosen from the side of the pan. Let it cool and then flip on a plate. Look at that! Look! At! That! Yes. It's as delicious as it looks. I think it's time for you to reward yourself with a piece of this amazing Pound Cake. Go on. You earned it.
Look at this amazing pound cake! My husband is from North Carolina. He was raised by many talented female role models growing up. This recipe is from one of his southern mamas, Miss Donna, a woman with a heart full of love.
Look at this amazing pound cake! My husband is from North Carolina. He was raised by many talented female role models growing up. This recipe is from one of his southern mamas, Miss Donna, a woman with a heart full of love.
Gather your ingredients. Sugar, flour, eggs, butter, milk, baking powder, and vanilla.
Gather your ingredients. Sugar, flour, eggs, butter, milk, baking powder, and vanilla.
Sift your flour 3 times. Add the baking powder and set aside.
Sift your flour 3 times. Add the baking powder and set aside.
Make sure your butter is softened and diced.
Make sure your butter is softened and diced.
Mix the sugar and butter until it looks crumby. Like this. :)
Mix the sugar and butter until it looks crumby. Like this. :)
Add 1 egg at a time. Make sure you mix well after each egg is added.
Add 1 egg at a time. Make sure you mix well after each egg is added.
Slowly add the flour. Alternating with the milk.
Slowly add the flour. Alternating with the milk.
Flour, milk, flour, milk. Until it's all mixed together. Put your love into it.
Flour, milk, flour, milk. Until it's all mixed together. Put your love into it.
Once it's all mixed add a dash of vanilla. For my hubby a dash is 1 Tbsp. Honestly though, feel it out. What's right for him might not be right for you. According to hubby, if you can smell the vanilla after it's mixed then you've done good.
Once it's all mixed add a dash of vanilla. For my hubby a dash is 1 Tbsp. Honestly though, feel it out. What's right for him might not be right for you. According to hubby, if you can smell the vanilla after it's mixed then you've done good.
This is what your batter should look like.
This is what your batter should look like.
Pour your batter evenly into your bundt pan. Shake it gently to level it out if need be. Bake it at 350 F for 1 1/2 hours. Do not peak at it until the timer says 30 minutes. Be very quiet about it.
Pour your batter evenly into your bundt pan. Shake it gently to level it out if need be. Bake it at 350 F for 1 1/2 hours. Do not peak at it until the timer says 30 minutes. Be very quiet about it.
Once it's out gently loosen from the side of the pan. Let it cool and then flip on a plate.
Once it's out gently loosen from the side of the pan. Let it cool and then flip on a plate.
Look at that! Look! At! That! Yes. It's as delicious as it looks. I think it's time for you to reward yourself with a piece of this amazing Pound Cake. Go on. You earned it.
Look at that! Look! At! That! Yes. It's as delicious as it looks. I think it's time for you to reward yourself with a piece of this amazing Pound Cake. Go on. You earned it.

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