Best Southern Pound Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by l0vetw0c00k

In my husband's small South Carolina home town, decisions about whether to attend a local wedding were often made according to whether "Miss Lorene" was making the cake for the occasion. This is her version of the traditional Southern pound cake. Its texture is truly divine and quite dense. For some occasions, it is iced with 7 minute frosting. You can also use your favorite glaze. Makes nice cupcakes as well.

Top Review by MCMALRN

It was easy to make and very moist, but it tasted like shortening.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, Crisco, sugar, flour and salt in mixing bowl and beat well with electric mixer.
  3. Add milk gradually.
  4. Add eggs, 2 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add baking powder and vanilla and mix well.
  6. Pour batter in 10" tube pan, bottom of which has been lined with waxed paper and greased.
  7. Bake 1 hour or until cake tests done.

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