Southern Pound Cake

Southern Pound Cake


Southern Pound Cake is beautiful, rich and a classic worth raving about! It’s buttery and soft on the inside with a thick crumbly top that makes it totally irresistible. This cake made with simple ingredients is the star of any meal and perfect for the holidays and family celebrations.
CourseCake, Dessert
Prep Time15minutes 
Cook Time1hour 
Total Time1hour  15minutes 
Servings1 cake


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter – room temperature
  • ½ cup (½ stick) vegetable shortening
  • 5 large eggs – room temperature
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups A/P flour sifted
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a tube pan and set aside.
  • Add butter, sugar, and shortening to the bowl of a stand mixer and cream for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing well.
  • While mixer is on low, add vanilla and dash of salt.
  • With the mixer on low, add in flour and milk, alternating each – starting and stopping with flour.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for approximately 1 hour or up to 1:15 hours. Check if done with a cake tester or wooden skewer.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes then gently remove from pan