Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Southern Pound Cake

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A little over a year ago, I introduced you to a new cookbook, "Deep South Dish - Homestyle Recipes" by Mary Foreman.  Back then I had shared with you her recipe for Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad.  If you haven't tried it yet, you should. It's one of my favorite salads!


Since then Mary's Southern Pound Cake recipe has become a "go to" recipe for me. I don't even have to look it up in the index. The book will fall open to the page for me. That's how many times I have made this cake! I've wanted to share it with you before, but we gobble it up so fast I haven't been able to get a picture of it before!


You can serve this cake however you like. It's great with a scoop of ice cream ( Truckin' Man's favorite), with a nice berry sauce, or just a simple glaze. There is no wrong way to serve this.  


Southern Pound Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3 cups sugar
5 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup whole milk, room temperature
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 tsp orange or lemon extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Prepare bundt pan by greasing, then flouring (be sure to get in all the grooves of your pan). Remove any excess flour. Set pan aside.

In medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt.  In large mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening on medium speed until creamy.  Add sugar, half cup at a time, until mixture is fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add flour mixture, half cup at time, alternating with milk, on low speed. Start and end with flour.  Mix until flour and milk are completely incorporated.  Add vanilla and orange extract.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Level top of batter with spatula so that it is smooth.  Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes or until cake is golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake for 20 minutes then turn cake out to wire rack to cool completely.

Source: Deep South Dish: Homestyle Southern Recipes



Powdered Sugar Glaze
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tbsp half and half
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp orange extract
Milk, as needed

In medium mixing bowl, sift powdered sugar. Add melted butter to sugar, stir until combined. Add half and half, and vanilla mix well. Add additional milk if needed, to reach desired consistency. Once cake has completely cooled, pour or drizzle glaze over cake.


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28 comments:

  1. I love its smooth and even crumb...a fantastic pound cake.

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  2. Yum! I've been thinking about making pound cake to go with my strawberries I've collected this season. I'm not a big fan of angel food cake, so I was thinking of making my own Strawberry Shortcake with pound cake and whipped cream. Do you think you could bake this in a loaf pan instead of a Bundt pan? I still haven't added a Bundt pan to my collection 😳

    Hope you are having a great week Kris!

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    1. I love pound cake so much more than angel food! Yes, I do think you could do it in a loaf pan. I can't say the number of cups of batter it makes off the top of my head, but you will probably need to divide it into two loaf pans. If you try it, let me know how it works!

      P.S. Put the Bundt pan on your Christmas list :)

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  3. Kris, this looks amazing. Great pix! Thanks for sharing.

    Wishes for tasty dishes, Linda

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  4. What a pretty cake! I just love a good pound cake. Mmmmm, now I'm hungry!

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    1. Oh Carlee, I know you would love this recipe! And your husband would too :)

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  5. Oh, this pound cake look divine! I have made pound cake only a few times and have always used lemon or almond extract...I love the idea of using orange and may have to try that next time :)

    Thanks for the recipe, my friend. Hugs!

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  6. oooh yeah. like with my most favorite chocolate chip cookies, i think a little bit of shortening can really take a great treat and make it even better! this looks perfect.

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  7. Mary's Cookbook is the BEST! I've made her homemade buttermilk pancakes and they are to die for delicious. This cake has now become one of my favorite, must make soon, recipes! Yummmmm!!!!

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    1. I have not tried her pancakes yet, but will definitely be giving them a try!

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  8. Yummy! We love pound cake.
    Great photos too!!

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    1. Thanks Carla :) And, it is so good with our Wisconsin berries!

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  9. I do love a pound cake and this looks great!

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    1. You should make this for your lovely She Who Must Be Obeyed!

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  10. I don't think anyone can resist a pound cake, especially one like this, looks delicious~

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    1. Thanks Cheri :)
      This one is hard to resist, for sure!

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  11. This pound cake is calling my name! Looks amazing Kris!

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    1. It would be fantastic with some of your peaches!

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  12. When you find a poundcake recipe you love, hang on to it!! This looks lovely and beautifully moist. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

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    1. YES! When you find "the one", you don't need to tinker, adjust, or fuss with it. You just hang on to it!

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  13. Mmm sometimes I just love a nice thick poundcake! I don't need a cake covered entirely in frosting to satisfy my sweet tooth ;) Thanks for sharing, found you at #ThrowbackThursday!

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  14. Woah! I missed this post somehow. What a wonderful looking pound cake. Def. going to try it out :)

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