Monday, March 30, 2009

Best Pound Cake Recipe!

In honor of my grandma, Mimi, I made a pound cake with her famous recipe! She really has the best recipe I've ever had for pound cake, which is one of my FAVORITE cakes. It is so versatile. I thought I'd share it with you:

Mimi's Pound Cake

- 3 cups plain flour (sifted)
- 6 eggs (softened - room temperature)
- 2 sticks of butter (softened)
- 1/2 pint whipping cream
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream butter till white. Add sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Alternate flour and whipping cream. Add vanilla. Bake in cold oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 1o minutes without opening. May take as long as 1.5 hours.

This recipe is so simple! Mine turned out delicious, but not quite as good as Mimi's. Here are some tips to make sure that your cake turns out perfectly:
  • Butter and sugar your cake pan rather than using Pam. I used Crisco shortening instead of butter.
  • Always sift your flour.
  • Take butter and eggs out of refrigerator about an hour before you prepare the batter.
  • Do NOT pre-heat the oven.
Happy baking!


  1. I love pound cake that sounds so good! I'll have to make it sometime!

  2. Yum yum yum!!!

    Ouuu I'll have to try this for breakfast!

  3. I am not a baker but you make me want to bake this cake! Sounds so yummy!

  4. YUMMMMY! Pound cake and strawberries! so good!