Buttermilk Pound Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 18-20




  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Beat butter or margarine and add sugar in portions as you continue to beat. Beat until fluffy.
  • Add each egg, one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Add vanilla to buttermilk.
  • Begin adding flour and buttermilk alternately, beginning with flour and ending with flour.
  • Last, dissolve soda in hot water and mix well into cake batter.
  • Pour batter into a large tube pan that has been well-greased (shortening) and floured. The cake will stick if this step is missed.
  • Bake about 1 hour. My mother and mother-in-law said a test for doneness besides the golden brown color is that the cake begins to pull away from the sides slightly.
  • As a precaution, I usually run a table knife around the outer and inner edge before turning the cake out on the rack.