Buttermilk Pound Cake


This buttermilk pound cake is tangy, moist, and flavorful. It can be eaten plain or used as a base for numerous desserts.

close up view of Buttermilk Pound Cake garnished with berries and powdered sugar
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
1 9- or 10-inch tube pan


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9- or 10-inch tube pan.

  2. Mix together flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Beat together sugar and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, beating well after each addition. Stir in lemon and vanilla extracts. Add flour mixture in batches, alternating with buttermilk, beating batter briefly after each addition. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 90 minutes; do not open the oven door until after 1 hour. Let cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
18g Fat
75g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 104mg 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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