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!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 tube cake
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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; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 75.1g; fat 25.8g; cholesterol 140.1mg; sodium 339.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2019
This is THE best pound cake I have ever had or made. Thank you. 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
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2019
This is THE best pound cake I have ever had or made. Thank you. 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
03/31/2020
Perfection! It doesn’t get any better than this! Be sure to beat the butter and sugar for at least 5 minutes, and when you alternate the flour mixture with milk, begin and end with flour. Mine baked 75 minutes in a Bundt pan. Truly delicious! 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
01/12/2020
I followed the recipes and it came out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2020
This is my second time making this pound cake, and everyone loves it! It’s easy to put together, I put in all the dry ingredients and mix together, then put the butter in and turn the mixer on low and let it come together, then ad the milk, then eggs and vanilla. Turn the mixer up a little, let it all come together, turn it up and beat until it’s fluffy. Perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2020
This was AWESOME! Followed the recipe exactly except for we don't have a bundt cake pan so we put it in 2 loaf pans. Baked for 70 minutes. Delicious. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2019
My first perfect pound cake! Didn t change a thing. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2018
I made no changes yes I will make it again...thank you. Read More
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