Grandmother's Pound Cake

Recipe by Chef Hot Pans

The recipe is from Fannie Farmer Cookbook (1972 edition). It is a buttery dense cake. I have been making it for years. My family loves this cake. My daughter is especially fond of the ends. I have made it to serve plain or as an ice cream cake topped with a frozen fruit mixture. You must use an electric mixer to get the batter light and fluffy.

Top Review by Nimz1466

Absolutely delicious. Made exactly as written and would not change a thing. Light and moist. And yes Toni, I eat your end piece. LOL :) thanks Hot Pans for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven at 300 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour 1 large or 2 small loaf pans.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  5. When creamy fold in the flour and salt.
  6. Spoon in pan/pans.
  7. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.

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