Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Ready in 45 minutes
47 review(s) averaging 4.5. 89% would make again

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Granny's Recipe

"Very nice flavor and texture! I used vanilla and almond extracts and margerine in place of butter. (Word of advice make sure you place the cake pan on at least the middle rack and have ample room. I placed mine in the smaller oven of my double oven and it rose and touched the heating element.) I baked it in a loaf pan. Hubby enjoyed this cake also!"

- mogriff1


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2 cups Plain flour
2 cups Sugar
2 sticks Butter; plus 1 tbsp
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Lemon extract
pinch Salt
6 Eggs

Original recipe makes 10



Sift flour. Mix sugar and butter. Beat until creamy. Add 2 or 3 spoons flour nd 1 egg. Beat thouroughly and continue adding 2 or 3 spoons flour and 1 egg beaten thoughroughly until all have been added.. Then add vanilla and lemon. Bake 325? for 1 1/4 hours.

Optional - Ice with Chocolate Icing.

Chocolate Icing

1 box confectioners sugar sifted. Add 1 1/2 sticks softened butter and a pince of salt. Then add 3/4 cups cocoa, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 cup milk. Mix gradually to consistency. Add one cup of nuts. Spread evenly over cake.


Granny's pound cake recipe.


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cooling down stage.. it smells soooo good..


This cake smells sooooo good! My son could not stop licking the spoon while the cake was in the oven. That was more than enough to let me know it will be great! But I had to share how great it looks! This was an excellent recipe! Thankx



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I am a great cook but not a baker. But I decided to try this recipe. IT WAS AWESOME!!! My family loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
marilyn512 1 month ago

Super easy recipe! I'd read some of the other reviews and added some lemon juice to the recipe and it turned out fabulous. I also only baked it for an hour, and it was perfection! Thank you for sharing this great recipe.
Kimbero911 2 months ago

Great recipe
Bigdon928 4 months ago

Great!! Great!! Great!! I increased the lemon to 2&1/2 teaspoons and used a lemon glaze. Turned out AWESOME!!
Kfrison 6 months ago

First time to make it today. My husband and kids love it. Will be making this again. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
ambiemistry 8 months ago

I used a regular loaf pan and as a result, it developed a serious crust. It also took longer to cook completely. Next time, and I will be making it again, I will use a bundt pan. I also switched up the extracts, using 1 1/2 teaspoons almond and just a half a teaspoon of vanilla. Great flavor
pinksocks 8 months ago

Disappointed. I don't know what happened, but mine came out like a brick and was dry and tasteless. I am not an experienced baker, so I presume that I made major mistakes along the way. I'll try again and see what happens. Cheers, Michael
mapglobal2 8 months ago

Very delicious and think how I like it!!!!!
Sweeties663 8 months ago

joespivey35 9 months ago

Easy, delicious, made it with lemon-lime glaze. Awesome!
mgold 1 year ago

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