A Moist Mississippi Pound Cake Recipe Straight Out of Grandma's Kitchen by Donna John

Cakes/Cupcakes Desserts
9 months ago

A Moist Mississippi Pound Cake Recipe Straight Out of Grandma's Kitchen

Anytime a delicious regional recipe comes to my attention, I have to try it. This Mississippi pound cake was the most recent that made my mouth water. Pound cake is one of my favorites, and how can anything from Mississippi be bad (think Mississippi pot roast and Mississippi chicken).

This pound cake recipe has just a few ingredients, mixes up quickly and bakes in a bundt pan. It's an old-fashioned cake recipe that grandma would approve of. To make this bundt cake you will need three sticks of butter, granulated sugar, eggs, cake (this is said to be the secret weapon in this recipe), heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract.

Serve this simple, moist pound cake for dessert after dinner, with coffee or tea, or slice a piece for a sweet snack.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 1/2 hours
Servings: 12


  • 3 sticks (24 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 2 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

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Recipe Notes

  • If you want to fancy the cake up, dust with powdered sugar or even a little cocoa powder.
  • Make sure the butter and eggs are at room temperature before preparing the cake batter.
  • If you don't have a sifter, use a mesh strainer to sift the flour.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cream the sugar and butter together in a stand mixer until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well after each addition. 
  2. On low speed, add the flour 1 cup and 1/3 cup of the heavy whipping cream. Beat in and continue adding flour and cream intervals. Beat in the vanilla. 
  3. Pour the batter into greased and floured bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 325-degree F oven for about 1 hour and 20 minutes (ovens vary) or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove and cool about 15 minutes before removing from the pan to cool completely. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 557

Total Fat: 29.2g

Saturated Fat: 17.6g

Cholesterol: 157mg

Sodium: 199mg

Total Carbohydrate: 70.2g

Dietary Fiber: 0.8g

Total Sugars: 46.2g

Protein: 6.5g

Vitamin D: 29mcg

Calcium: 30mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 78mg

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That’s a gorgeous cake.
Cecilia Laya
Thanks for sharing !
Have a question: the recipe does not indicate the amount of baking powder.
I understand that cake flour is all purpose flour and cornstarch.
Should I add one teaspoon per cup of flour?
Thank you very much !!!
Donna John
No baking powder in this recipe. Hope you enjoy it!
Cecilia Laya
Thank you so much !!!

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