1-2-3-4 Pound Cake

Mona Reed

By
@mssr7

Grandmother made this cake on demand (using the word lightly). We had some of our best conversations while she was preparing it or while we were sharing it, slice to slice. She called it 1-2-3 Cake, but I've learned most call it 1-2-3-4 Cake.
I have two other versions of this recipe (posted in comments), both using plain milk, white sugar only, baking powder instead of soda, AND one using almond extract.
I tried adding almond extract to my grandmother's version, which seemed to make the cake taste more authentic to hers.
I'd love to convert this into a cookie recipe.


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Comments:

Serves:

depends on the portions

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
butter, softened (or shortening)
1 c
buttermilk
1 tsp
baking powder
1 c
white sugar
1 c
brown sugar
2 tsp
vanilla
3 c
flour
4
eggs
1 c
chopped nuts (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat over to 350 °F
2
Cream butter (or shortening) and sugar
3
Add eggs one at a time
4
Alternate adding flour and buttermilk
5
Sift in soda
6
Fold in remaining ingredients
7
Bake in bundt pan for 35-40, depending on your oven

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #pound