Buttermilk Pecan Pound Cake

"We always make this around Thanksgiving and Christmas. When we make it, instead of a tube pan, we use a bundt cake pan"
photo by Jo_C. photo by Jo_C.
photo by Jo_C.
Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • Cream together sugar and butter- add eggs and beat well.
  • Alternately add milk, soda and flour to above mixture- adding flour last.
  • Add in Flavorings, and mix well.
  • Grease tube pan.
  • Spread chopped nuts evenly on bottom of pan and pour batter over nuts.
  • (nuts maybe omitted).
  • Bake at 310 to 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Let cool slightly before removing from pan.

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  1. I'm always on the lookout for a good/different pound cake recipe, and this one did not let me down! My pound cake was sweet and buttery with a lovely texture that only buttermilk can produce; the cake melts in your mouth. I did not add the chopped pecans or lemon flavoring (some lemon haters in my house). I baked my cake at 325 degrees F for approximately 1hr 10min (1 1/2 hours would have been too long) - check your cake about every 5 minutes after you have baked it for an hour to check for doneness. I baked two pound cakes, and will be defrosting one next week to take to my DD's elementary school for Teacher Appreciation week. Wonderful recipe!
  2. This was delicious! Great flavor and texture. I might try an almond or orange extract next time just to experiment. We topped ours with fresh strawberries and then a dollop of the following: using room temperature cream cheese, mix equal parts cream cheese and marshmallow fluff with a blender until smooth.
  3. Left out the lemon, ground the pecans and added to cake batter before baking. Great cake will make again, thanks!
  4. I followed this recipe exactly despite having reservations about the lemon essence, but I thought it deserved a fair go the first time. I made it in my new 24cm/9.5" Bakers' Secret "fluted tube pan" (see photo) and when I turned the cake around in the oven halfway through the cooking time (because my oven cooks faster at the back than the front) it was absolutely full, so make sure you use a big cake tin! The cake is nice and moist and dense but doesn't taste too heavy. Next time I'd either leave out the lemon essence, which always tastes artificial to me even if it's a "natural" extract, or use freshly grated lemon zest instead. I might also reduce the amount of sugar by half a cup or so because it's a bit too sweet. Hopefully that won't affect the texture, which is great.
  5. Very good and easy to make. My ds made this without any problems following the directions exactly (except for skipping the nuts and lemon flavoring) and it baked to perfection in 1 1/2 hours for us. It was perfect dusted with powdered sugar for a dessert that pleased everyone. Thanks for sharing!



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