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Buttermilk Pound Cake II

"Tangy, moist, and flavorful pound cake. Can be eaten plain or use as a base for numerous dessert ideas."
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1 h 45 m servings 489 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9- or 10-inch tube pan)

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease one 9 or 10 inch tube pan. Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter with sugar. Mix in the eggs, one at time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the lemon and the vanilla extracts. Gently mix in flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 90 minutes. Do not open oven door until after one hour. When cake begins to pull away from the side of the pan it is done. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 489 calories; 18.3 g fat; 75.1 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g protein; 134 mg cholesterol; 289 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Formerly a professional baker, now retired, I can't resist "fooling around" with a great basic recipe, of which this one is GREAT! However, I changed the flavorings by using the juice AND zes...

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this was terribly sweet.... i reduced the sugar amount and still it was awfully sweet. wont make it again. maybe its good for people who like sweet. but if u are not a sweet type i wouldn't reco...

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Formerly a professional baker, now retired, I can't resist "fooling around" with a great basic recipe, of which this one is GREAT! However, I changed the flavorings by using the juice AND zes...

I thought this recipe was quite good. When making it the second time, I changed a few things. I added 1 stick of butter and 1/4 cup shortening. I also creamed the fats and sugar together for abo...

Definitely an awesome cake. I tried this recipe yesterday, and it was DELICIOUS! I baked two cakes, one using a loaf pan and another one using a BUNDT pan. After reading some reviews, for one of...

This was INCREDIBLE. The only change I made was to halve the recipe and bake in a loaf pan for 50 minutes instead of a bundt cake pan for an hour. The BEST pound cake recipe I've ever tried!!!

Classic, reliable pound cake recipe with basic ingredients and standard measurements...3 c. flour, 3 c. sugar, 6 eggs, 1 c. butter. And the reason why the ingredients and the fairly standard me...

Thought maybe you'd appreciate a review where someone didn't change, tweak, add to, subtract from, etc., etc. I baked this cake this morning and didn't change a thing. It doesn't need tweaking...

I was so tickled when I pulled this out of the oven and saw how beautiful it had turned out...considering the 2 adjustments I made. I substituted brown sugar for the white and left out the lemo...

This recipe was very good. Some people said that the original recipe was dry so I added 2oz cream cheese. I also added lemon zest, which made it even better.

Very good, and moist. I bake cakes for a lady that has a catering business, and I made her 5 loaves last week, and she wants 2 more tomorrow!! This is the best recipe I have tried for poun...