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
Mangiamo! (Let’s Eat)
|Prep Time||25 minutes|
|Cook Time||1 hour|
- 2 sticks butter (real salted butter)
- 1 8 oz. cream cheese
- 3 cups Sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- Beat butter and cream cheese together in standing mixer
- On low add sugar to the mixture, 1/3 cup at a time
- Sift flour
- Add 1/3 cup flour alternating with 1 egg to the above mixture (while the mixer is on medium speed) until mixed
- Add vanilla and mix well
- Butter and sugar the pan
- Pour mixture into the pan
- Place the pan into a cold oven, then set to the oven to 325 and bake for one hour
- Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for five minutes. Do not let it sit in the pan for longer or you will overcook the cake.
- Flip the pan over onto serving plate and enjoy!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, THIS RECIPE!
It’s so good!!
Thanks Rose for sharing the recipe. Looking forward to making.
You are welcome! It’s so yummy, let me know if you have any questions!