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Print This Delicious and Healthy Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

Now that I've retired from farming, I have more time to bake. This delicious buttermilk cake is the one I make most often. It's a truly Southern recipe and one I think tops the list of all-time favorites – once people taste it, they won't go back to their other buttermilk recipes.

3 cups Cake flour
6 Eggs
1 pound Butter
1 pound Sugar
Or 2-1/4 cups Sugar
2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder

Oven Temp ~ 325°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan

Buttermilk Cake Directions:

Preheat the oven, grease and flour pan.

Sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
Using a large wooden spoon, stir in the salt and sugar. Add in the butter (melting the butter in a pan over low heat makes it blend easier or just let the butter soften at room temperature). With an electric mixer on low, add in the whole eggs.
Slowly add in buttermilk and then the vanilla extract. After it's thoroughly mixed, turn the mixer up to medium for a few minutes and then finally on high. If the buttermilk cake batter is a little thick, add just a touch more buttermilk. If you don't mix things thoroughly you will have lumps that will form air bubbles and leave holes in your finished buttermilk pound cake.

While Cooking: Do Not Open Oven Door or Jar the Cake in any way.


Stick a wooden toothpick into one of the thickest parts of the cake.
If it's dry when you pull it out, the cake is done.

Allow Buttermilk Pound Cake to cool 15 to 20 minutes in cake pan.
Then gently remove cake and serve on your favorite
decorative cake plate.
16 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 102 g
Calories 414
Calories from Fat 224
Total Fat 24.9g 38%
Saturated Fat 15.2g 76%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 307mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 43.6g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 3%
Sugars 25.6g
Protein 5.0g
Vitamin A 16% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 4% • Iron 8%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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