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Gran’s Pound Cake Recipe

My grandmother’s pound cake tastes like moist, dense angel food cake. Even friends who don’t like pound cake love this pound cake! Don’t bother figuring up calories; I’m sure it’s off the charts. I’m telling you, this cake is heavenly. But I’m convinced that somehow, in heaven, it’ll be good for you!

Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Granmama’s Pound Cake Recipe


  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

pound cake


  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Gradually add remaining ingredients and mix on medium/high ’til fluffy and smooth.
  3. Pour into greased and floured Bundt cake pan, and bake 1.5 hours at 300 degrees.


Fabulous with a cup of coffee – or tea!

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liz y

thanks!! i was just this morning thinking i needed to find a good pound cake recipe. i’ve tried a box one, almond pound cake, made it with a strawberry trifle–amazing! but wanted to do it on my own, so thank you!!


That does look heavenly! I am writing this one down. There is a time and place for such a cake as this. Thank you!


I love the simplicity of this recipe & am going to try it with strawberries for a strawberry shortcake. Thanks for sharing it!


Really good, super moist. it went fast. Thank you for sharing it, yum.

April Queen

That looks so good! I like toasting pound cake in the morning and having it with coffee. Something about the crunchy (that and I put a little butter on it to melt like making buttered toast.) You made me hungry for pound cake!


I made this cake for Thanksgiving. It was a hit! I’m making another one for my mom’s bday.


Weird question. I know traditionally, you’re supposed to use a bundt cake pan for a pound cake, but is it completely necessary? I ask because I don’t have a regular oven, and a regular sized bundt pan wouldn’t fit in my Ninja 3-1.What would be a good substitute for it?


Have you ever tried this in a loaf pan? If so, what are the baking instructions?


GM, I have been putting off making this cake since Thanksgiving! I got up early this morning and made this cake. I love the fact that it is very simple. It’s in the oven as we speak I hope it taste as good as it looks.

Blanche Graham

Do you use plain or surprising flour ?


Do you preheat your oven?


Do you use salted or unsalted butter?
I am very eager to try this recipe out!