Southern Mama's Pound Cake

Updated on October 10, 2017
Rosemarie M profile image

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. ;)

Step-By-Step Photo Instructions

Click thumbnail to view full-size
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.

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      No comments yet.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, delishably.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://delishably.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)