Classic Southern Pound Cake Recipe

When my latest issue of Southern Living arrived, there was a headline on the front that said, “Our best pound cake ever.”  That’s all of the prompting I needed to turn to the page and check it out.  Since I have been on my clean eating program, Mr. Right hasn’t had many homemade desserts from me.  All of our desserts lately have been fresh fruit, so, I thought he needed a special treat for being such a team player.  I haven’t tasted this cake, but he says it is really good.  It’s strawberry season in a lot of southern states right now and will continue to the north as spring turns into summer.  This would be a great cake to turn into a strawberry shortcake.

 

 

Classic Southern Pound Cake from Southern Living - The 2 Seasons

Classic Southern Pound Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and make sure an oven rack in in the center. Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.
  2. Beat sugar, butter, and cream cheese with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium high speed until very fluffy and pale in color - about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed just until yellow disappears after each addition. Add egg yolks, half and half, and vanilla, and beat on low speed just until blended.
  4. Stir together flour and salt in medium bowl; gradually add to butter mixture in 3 batches, beating on low speed just until blended after each addition, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan, and gently tap pan on counter to release any large air bubbles.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until cake is golden and a long pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.
  7. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes;remove cake from pan, and cool completely on wire rack before slicing and serving, about 2 hours.
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Classic Southern Pound Cake from Southern Living - The 2 Seasons

 

This is a great cake to dress up or dress down.  You can add berries, sauces, and whipped cream.  Or you can do what Southern Living and I did, and just add some powdered sugar.

 

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The crazy thing about this cake is there are no additions of baking soda or baking powder, so it has a nice, dense texture.  You can top it off with a dusting of powder sugar or a glaze.  Enjoy with some freshly picked berries or just some you buy at the market.

 

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