Grandmother's Pound Cake

"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."
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Ready In:




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

Questions & Replies

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  1. ccarolyn1946
    What the of butter should I use? Name of butter I should use. Is this recipe diabetic friendly. Do you have a diabetic version of this recipe?


  1. Nimz_
    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.
  2. mersaydees
    Delicious! Made as directed. A classic worth making time and again. Thank you, Chef Hot Pans! Made for <b>PAC Spring '09</b>.
  3. diner524
    Perfect!!! I had not made a pound cake before this recipe, always bought Sara Lee's Pound Cake. And I have to totally agree with 4-H Mom's experience of smelling this cooking, it is the best smell for baked goods!!! I had a piece for breakfast the next morning and it is delicious!!! I am now using the rest of the cake for another recipe that called for pound cake, strawberries, pudding and whipped topping. It is so moist and buttery delicious!!! Made for PAC Spring 09!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe Chef Hot Pans!!!
  4. 4-H Mom
    The texture of this great was swesome. Very moist. I used sugar sub, so my Mother could have this. While it was baking it smelled the whole house and that was a good smell. My Mother kept asking me what I was baking. I let the cake cool then sliced a couple of slices , it was so good. I will be making this again. Made for PAC March 2009.



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