Old Fashion Pound Cake
Family traditions are a fun way for us to connect with older generations. There is something to said for spending Christmas morning eating a breakfast that is traditional to your culture, or a special first day of school activity that your mom did with you and you continue with your kids. A few weeks ago John and I flew to Missouri for a little family get together, just the girls with the exception of John. We had a great time and enjoyed having 4 generations together! Did I mention that John took his first steps?!? Well, My grandmother made a delicious pound cake that was, well delicious! As soon as I got home I called my mom and told her I had to have the recipe.
The recipe is pretty simple, and you are going to love the end result. I debated changing it up and putting my own spin on grandma’s pound cake, but decided why change it if it’s so perfect already. I hope you enjoy this old fashioned pound cake as much as I do.
Gather all of your ingredients together before you start and enjoy. I used a simple loaf pan that I keep on hand for baking all of my breads and heavy cakes. I have been eyeing some beautiful decorative baking pans that I might need to invest in to give my cakes a little something extra. I just can’t decided yet so I am still shopping around on that one. If you are using a loaf pan, you can make sure to have a few feet worth of parchment paper on hand so that I could wrap up a few slices with that and tie with baker’s twine to send over to friends in our neighborhood. I’m thinking about remaking it today and I think I will go with several loafs!
- 2 c. Flour
- 5 Eggs
- 1 2/3 c. Sugar
- 1 c. Butter
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- Cream Butter, Sugar and Vanilla together.
- Add in 1 egg at a time, mixing well.
- Fold in flour.
- Pour into greased angel food or loaf pan.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Watch closely.