Cold Oven Pound Cake

Cold Oven Pound Cake

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Cindy Alligood


I have used this recipe for years as a pound cake to take to church functions, have no idea where it came from. This recipe was also successfully used for my daughter's wedding cake.


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20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


  • 2 stick
    softened butter (not margarine)
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable shortening
  • 3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 6
    large eggs
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    buttermilk (see note)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make Cold Oven Pound Cake


  1. Grease pan with Baker's Joy or Pam.
  2. Cream butter and shortening; add sugar; mix well. Add eggs one at a time very slowly, beating after each addition.
  3. Measure out flour. Then sift flour, salt and baking soda together.
    Add dry ingredients to egg mixture alternately with milk; add vanilla.
  4. Pour in greased tube or cake pan.
    Place cake either in a cold oven or preheat to 325 degrees.
  5. Note: If you are using a tube pan, the cake will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to bake. Make sure you tent the cake with foil for the last 15 minutes of cooking to prevent the top of the cake from getting too browned (burnt). A 11 x 15 inch cake will bake in about 50 minutes.

    Test for doneness with a toothpick inserted and comes out clean.

    This recipe will Yeild 9 cups of cake batter.
  6. Instead of liquid buttermilk, I use 4 tablespoons of buttermilk powder mixed in with the flour mixture. I then use one cup of water to mix alternately with the flour in step 3.

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