Vivian’s Pound Cake

Vivian with pound cake
Vivian with pound cake

This is a classic pound cake that everyone in our family enjoys. We have all made and brought this cake to countless family reunions and parties and to families after the birth of a baby or loss of a loved one.  It’s best just out of the oven. Some people love to slather butter on it while it’s still hot, although it’s good at room temperature, with ice cream, with berries or peaches, topped with whipped cream, etc. and It also freezes well. We truly do have a family of excellent cooks. Vivian is a blessing to everyone who knows her.  

Vivian’s Pound Cake

1 cup butter
3 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
3 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 t. lemon or vanilla extract
6 egg whites, beaten stiffly

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in yolks. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with buttermilk and flavoring. Fold in egg whites. Bake in well greased & floured pans.  (Or use Baker’s Joy).  We usually use a bundt pan to bake this, but, we have also used two small bundt pans, or it can be baked in mini-pans or loaves.  A typical bundt should be baked at 315 degrees 1 hour and 10 minutes.

12 slices

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