Kentucky Blue Ribbon All-Butter Pound Cake


This is the recipe my Grandmother would make every year during the holidays. I found the recipe tucked in her Bible when she passed, and it was written in her Grandmother's handwriting. It's been in my family for at least 7 generations, and in 2012, I won a Blue Ribbon at the Kentucky State fair by following her exact instructions. Tastes like pure love!

close up view of sliced Kentucky Blue Ribbon All-Butter Pound Cake on a colorful plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
1 tube cake


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a tube pan with some butter and dust lightly with flour.

  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  3. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Mix in vanilla extract. Pour batter into the prepared tube pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack and let cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

552 Calories
26g Fat
75g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 552
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 339mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 7g
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 100mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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