Civil War Pound Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an adopted recipe.I will post an intro after I make it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the butter and sugar together well and beat in the eggs.
  2. Sift the flour and salt together; mix in to the butter mixture until thoroughly blended.
  3. Add the lemon peel, nutmeg, and brandy, mix well and pour into two small buttered loaf pans or one large one.
  4. Bake in a moderate oven (350F) for about 1 hour or until cake tests done.


Most Helpful

It was very good. I didn't have brandy, so I ended up adding 7Up to it. It was nice and moist and just the right density. I made a simple glaze with milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar, and put it on right after I got it out of the oven. Then I served it with some kiwi slices and a cherry, which complemented it perfectly. Very, very good.

Culinary Creationist January 28, 2010

It is a great recipe.We tried it for our dessert one night and it came out great thanks for recipe *Z*

Chef Codeman55 April 17, 2009

I took the name seriously and made this pound cake to take to a Civil War reenactment we participated in recently. It turned out great--a nice dense texture like old fashioned pound cakes should have. I never have brandy in my house so I used apple juice instead. Also, I left out the nutmeg and added a teaspoon of vanilla. This cake kept well. Because I have a thing about bugs, we "farbed" out a little and used a large zip lock bag to store it in. I am fairly sure in the old days it would have been wrapped in cloth.

hardtack.n.lace May 16, 2007

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