Paula Deen's Mama's Pound Cake

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

"All southern women are brought up to be able to make several dishes. This is one of them. This is the same recipe that my Maw-Maw used. She served it plain with powdered sugar on top, with strawberries & homemade whipped cream. If you were lucky she would toast you a piece for breakfast, and you could have it with one of her homemade jam's or jellies."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease & flour a 10" tube pan or bundt pan.
  3. Sift dry Ingredients.
  4. Cream butter & shortening together.
  5. Add sugar a little at a time.
  6. Cream until fluffy.
  7. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition to fully incorporate the eggs into the batter.
  8. Add dry ingredients and milk to mixture alternating; starting and ending with flour.
  9. Mix in vanilla.
  10. Pour into prepared pan.
  11. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until it passes the toothpick test.


Most Helpful

This goes in the keeper file. Perfection served with whipped cream and fresh seasonal fruit.

Shabby Sign Shoppe September 03, 2011

I made this today and it is delicious! It is so simple to make and it will have you going back for more. I had it plain, but I think it would be delicious with some strawberries or other fresh fruit. Definitely a keeper. I did only have to bake mine for about 55 minutes.

Lainey6605 August 28, 2010

this is the same recipe that my mom always made when I was a kid. It is the best pound cake out there. I can still remember sitting on the floor in the kichen with that bowl of leftover cake batter... sooooo good!

~j~ May 25, 2009

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