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!

Taylor Piercefield
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

552 calories; 25.8 g total fat; 140 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium. 75.1 g carbohydrates; 6.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2017
Delicious pound cake! I cut off all the edges and cubed them and used the cubes in a berry trifle dish for a dessert auction I participated in tonight. Cubes of this pound cake layered with homemade whipped cream and berries. Built the dessert in a clear plastic trifle dish and it was gorgeous! Traditionally pound cake uses a pound of butter a pound of sugar and a pound of flour...the measurements for these ingredients were off that ratio for this recipe but I still liked it very much! Thanks for sharing your family recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2018
I made no changes yes I will make it again...thank you. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2017
Delicious pound cake! I cut off all the edges and cubed them and used the cubes in a berry trifle dish for a dessert auction I participated in tonight. Cubes of this pound cake layered with homemade whipped cream and berries. Built the dessert in a clear plastic trifle dish and it was gorgeous! Traditionally pound cake uses a pound of butter a pound of sugar and a pound of flour...the measurements for these ingredients were off that ratio for this recipe but I still liked it very much! Thanks for sharing your family recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2017
Delicious pound cake! I cut off all the edges and cubed them and used the cubes in a berry trifle dish for a dessert auction I participated in tonight. Cubes of this pound cake layered with homemade whipped cream and berries. Built the dessert in a clear plastic trifle dish and it was gorgeous! Traditionally pound cake uses a pound of butter a pound of sugar and a pound of flour...the measurements for these ingredients were off that ratio for this recipe but I still liked it very much! Thanks for sharing your family recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2017
This is a very good recipe. One to surely be a family tradition. I did cut the sugar back to 2 1/2 cups vs. 3. Other than that it s perfect. Thank you for sharing this now to be our family favorite tradition! Blessings! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2019
But I did a twist I used sugar instead of flour to coat the pan and I add the zest of 2 lemon and the juice of 1. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2019
This is THE best pound cake I have ever had or made. Thank you. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2020
II've been looking for  a GOOD pound cake recipe for years. THIS THE BEST POUND CAKE I'VE EVER MADE!!! Even the dogs are hoping Ill drop some crumbs or even a whole piece...Its not begging it being optimistic and helpful. I only changed one thing and that is I like almond extract instead of vanilla. As I said I have been looking for a Good pound cake recipe and this is it. I know that I can add or change things up as I like because the base for it is perfect. So i would recommend this cake to anyone. It definitely deserved a blue ribbon  hands down! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
My first perfect pound cake! Didn t change a thing. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2020
II've been looking for  a GOOD pound cake recipe for years. THIS THE BEST POUND CAKE I'VE EVER MADE!!! Even the dogs are hoping Ill drop some crumbs or even a whole piece...Its not begging it being optimistic and helpful. I only changed one thing and that is I like almond extract instead of vanilla. As I said I have been looking for a Good pound cake recipe and this is it. I know that I can add or change things up as I like because the base for it is perfect. So i would recommend this cake to anyone. Yes In less than a week I made this extraordinary cake again. This time I tweaked it to my tastes and replace 1 c of flour with coconut flour and used half and half instead of milk . I also added an additional egg yolk. This really is a blue ribbon winner recipe and it will be adopted as a nowden family recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2019
Delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2018
I followed the recipe making no changes. I will definitely make it again. A very moist pound cake. I always make a pound cake in a very long loaf pan by Wilton. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2018
I made no changes yes I will make it again...thank you. Read More