Gran’s Pound Cake

Gran’s Pound Cake has warmed tongues for generations. The recipe has stayed true to it’s rich flavors and classic ingredients.

Gran’s Pound Cake


1 cup unsalted butter, softened

3 cups sugar

5 eggs, room temperature

1 cup buttermilk

4 cups of flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon water

2 Tablespoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon baking soda


Beat the softened butter until fluffy and light. Gradually add the sugar 1 cup at a time.

Add eggs one at the time.

Mix in water, salt, buttermilk, vanilla and baking soda.

Add flour gradually, and mix until fluffy

Pour into a buttered and floured bundt pan.

Bake at 350* for about an hour, or until brown. Or try the Toothpick Test!

To remove: Cover with plate and flip. Cake should slide right out, if not, give it a few taps or shakes.

Beautiful curves from the bundt are a “pretty” look, but I prefer to show off the crunchy, colored top.

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One response to “Gran’s Pound Cake

  1. Linda Rowe

    Your Great Grandmother…Imogene Merrill Jones is smiling down with loving pride that you are featuring her wonderful trademark pound cake! She brought this wonderful cake to every family reunion….probably because it traveled so well. It was always one of first desserts to disappear! Sweet memories! Love you, Mom

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