Mary Jarrell's Pound Cake

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a recipe for the BEST POUND cake I have ever had. This was my Grandmothers recipe. She recently passed at the ripe old age of 100 and I think she would have liked to share this with the world. She would bake 10 of these at a time and give them to everyone including the mailman, paperman and anyone she would meet. So since she is no longer to bake them, I will spread the joy she would have this way. Please give it a try. Serve it plan, with your favorite fruit, ice cream or chocolate sauce or whatever you would like. The possibilities are limitless. Or better yet make two and give one as a gift.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour one 10" tube pan or two 9"x5"x2 1/2" loaf pans.
  3. Cream margarine slowly adding sugar.
  4. Add sifted flour, baking powder, and salt alternately with milk.
  5. Add vanilla and almond extract last and blend until well mixed.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 50 minutes or until done.
  7. Turn out of pan(s) immediately and cool on wire rack.
Most Helpful

5 5

This cake was a huge hit! I made it for my son's birthday and we barely had any left over. I felt like it was good on its own, but some people ate it with ice cream or some strawberries in sugar. I want this to be the only pound cake recipe I use from now on. Thanks!

5 5

Excellent pound cake. I didn't put any kind of glaze on it because it was good all by itself. I did note that there are no directions for when to add the 5 eggs so I added them one at a time after I had creamed the sugar and butter. I used regular butter since I don't keep margarine. Thanks for a great recipe.