Cold Oven Pound Cake

Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

My mother made this pound cake recipe many times during my formative years. I always found it odd that the oven did not need preheating, but the cake always turned out exceptionally well for her and me as well.


  1. Cream butter, shortening, sugar and eggs for 10 minutes.
  2. Alternately add buttermilk and flour, beating well each time.
  3. Add extracts.
  4. Pour into greased and floured 10" tube pan and put into cold oven.
  5. Turn temperature to 300*.
  6. Bake 1 hour and 45 minutes or till cake tests done.


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My new favorite pound cake! I found this recipe a little before Christmas last year and have made it several times since. It was devoured at our last church social-- thanks for sharing a great recipe.

SuzV February 28, 2008

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