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Mama Gunn's Pound Cake

Rated as 4.9 out of 5 Stars

"This prized recipe was highly sought after in Eden, North Carolina. My great-grandma will haunt me forever for making this public, but it's too good to keep to myself."
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2 h 45 m servings 677
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9-inch tube cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch fluted tube pan (such as a Bundt(R)).
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; sift the flour mixture twice into a separate bowl. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar in another large bowl until smooth; stir eggs and milk into creamed mixture until thoroughly combined.
  3. Gradually mix flour into moist ingredients to make a smooth batter; stir lemon and vanilla extracts into batter. Continue mixing until no sugar granules are visible. Pour batter into prepared tube pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until top is springy and cake is set in the center, about 90 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan until sides separate from pan; turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 677 calories; 35.6 82.9 8.1 135 386 Full nutrition

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This was a good pound cake though I cannot vouch for the baking time. There are only the two of us, so I baked this is muffin tins for 20 minutes so I could freeze the little cakes for future us...

07-26-16 ~ Delicious! I was looking for an easy, but delicious pound cake, and I found it with this recipe. I halved the recipe and got three (6"x3.5") pans. I had a bunch of fresh peaches we br...

Thank you Starfighter for graciously giving us this recipe; it was fantastic! I served it with sliced fresh peaches, gently sugared. I think next time I'll add a pinch of mace, because that's wh...

It was great. Did 1/2 recipe & used a regular (9 x 5 approx.) loaf pan. Baked up like a dream - about 45-50 min. It sagged a bit when I touched with finger for done-ness so grabbed a toothpi...

This is a delicious pound cake. It is very easy to make and probably will freeze well.

Made this as part of a strawberry shortcake trifle. Absolutely delicious. I used one loaf for the trifle & ended up eating the second all by itself, it was so good!

Delicious! It baked a bit faster than suggested.

I have made this recipe twice and it is the best pound cake recipe I have EVER made!! YUMMY!!