Aunt Mary's Southern Cake

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is a cake you cook in loaf pans. She always served with fresh fruit.


  1. Cream together flour, shortening, 2 cups sugar, and then add yolks one at a time. Add buttermilk, salt, soda, and vanilla.
  2. In a seperate bowl beat egg whites until stiff and add 1 cup remaining sugar. Gently fold this into other batter.
  3. Pour into two greased and floured loaf pans and cook at 350 degrees for for one hour and 10 minutes or until done.
  4. I cut strawberries and toss with sugar to make their own syrup and pour these over cooled cake slices.
Most Helpful

This is a soft and yummy cake. I did halve the recipe and made it in a 20 cm cake tin .I used yoghurt instead of buttermilk . In Australia you hardly ever see buttermilk in the supermarket .I served this as advised with fresh fruit . My choice of fruit was fresh pineapple and it was enjoyed by all.Please thank Aunt Mary.

katew August 07, 2009