I wanted the first recipe that I featured on the blog to be a stand-out. I have spent weeks creating my own recipes and trying out famous recipes. I finally circled back around to the FIRST recipe I ever completed: Great-Great Aunt June’s Southern Pound Cake.
I have vivid childhood memories attached to this traditional recipe. It is the first thing I can remember cooking with my mom, grandma, and aunt. In fact, on any family members birthday, they don’t get a choice of cake… we make Aunt June’s Southern Pound Cake (whether they like it or not). Even my husband has adapted to this tradition, so we had a traditional southern pound cake for our wedding cake.
The recipe is fairly simple yet delicious. The only tricky part is that each oven cooks it a little differently. It’s important to note that it needs to go into a COLD oven. In the recipe notes, I have denoted the cook time of one hour. Depending on your oven, this may vary by about ten minutes. So make sure when you are approaching the 60-minute mark, you are checking back frequently.
Tools: Standing Mixer, Round Cake Pan, Sifter & Spatula
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