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Old Fashioned Pound Cake on a plate with fresh strawberries on the side

Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Velvety texture, vanilla and butter flavor, and that perfectly dense bite come together in none other than the BEST Old Fashioned Pound Cake recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Old Fashioned Pound Cake Recipe, How to Make Old Fashioned Pound Cake Recipe, Old Fashioned Pound Cake, Old Fashioned Pound Cake Recipe
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 58 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 556kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, shaken well
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Whisk together in a medium mixing bowl, flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
    How to make Old Fashioned Pound Cake, mixing dry ingredients
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.
  • In the bowl of a stand-up mixer, beat butter on medium speed, until light and fluff, 6 minutes.
    How to make Old Fashioned Pound Cake, beat butter
  • Gradually mix in sugar until blended. Beat on medium for 1 additional minute.
    How to make Old Fashioned Pound Cake, adding sugar
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition just until yolk disappears.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low. Add flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, on low speed until just combined. Scrape down bowl as needed. Mix in vanilla.
    How to make Old Fashioned Pound Cake, adding buttermilk
  • Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Tap pan on the counter to remove any air bubbles.
  • Bake for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Cover with foil and continue to bake, about 45 minutes longer, or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg