Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Old Fashioned Pound Cake

51 review, 4.5 star(s). 90% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 25 minutes

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!"


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 Servings



Sift flour. Mix sugar and butter. Beat until creamy. Add 2 or 3 spoons flour and 1 egg. Beat well, and continue adding 2 or 3 spoons flour and 1 egg until all have been added. Then add vanilla, salt and lemon. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/4 hours or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Optional - Ice with Chocolate Icing.

Chocolate Icing

1 box confectioners sugar sifted. Add 1 1/2 sticks softened butter and a pinch of salt. Then add 3/4 cups cocoa, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 cup milk. Mix gradually to right 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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mikeharris13412 2m ago

Such a great recipe! I used 2 T of lemon juice in place of the lemon extract and topped it with a lemon glaze (1/4 c of sugar melted into the juice of one lemon) and it tastes great!! Next time I'll try less time in the oven, I had some trouble getting the cake out of the pan.
Valerie411 3m ago

Thanks for sharing the recipe.
scottkeel 5m ago

One box confectioners sugar equally how much? :( anyone can help? I want to try this recipe.
Swankho 6m ago

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 9m 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 10m ago

Great recipe
Bigdon928 12m ago

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

First time to make it today. My husband and kids love it. Will be making this again. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
ambiemistry 1y 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 1y ago

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