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my mama's pound cake

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Carol Davis
Silver City, NM

My Mom almost took this fabulous recipe to the grave with her. Going through some old boxes from college, I found this jotted down in one of my notebooks. It was a recipe she recited over the phone to me when I was 17, and in college. I was so glad to find it and glad it's not lost forever.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8-12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For my mama's pound cake

  • 1 c
    butter (2 sticks, softened to room temperature)
  • 1 2/3 c
  • 5
    eggs (room temperature)
  • juice of one lemon
  • grated rind of one lemon
  • 2 c

How To Make my mama's pound cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 or 350 degrees.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl (or stand up mixer) cream butter. Gradually cream in sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
  • 3
    Toss in lemon peel and juice, blend well. Gradually add flour, mix well.
  • 4
    Pour into a well greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or till toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • 5
    Allow to cool in pan on a rack about 15 minutes. Invert onto rack and allow to cool completely.

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