Nanny’s Pound Cake

This is my great-aunt, Nanny’s homemade Pound Cake.  Her recipe is a family favorite and we only use her’s to make pound cake.  My mom made this cake in 2 loaf pans; one for us, and one to give away.  My favorite way to eat this is by spreading a layer of lemon curd on the plate, and topping the pound cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream with fresh berries.  Enjoy!!!

Nanny’s Pound Cake
2 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup butter
6 eggs
3 cups sifted flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk (or sour cream)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1.  Cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy
2.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well.
3.  Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.  Add to creamed mixture alternatively with buttermilk (or sour cream), beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla and beat.
4.  Pour in greased and lightly floured 10-inch tube pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours or until cake tests done.  (Or you can bake in 2 loaf pans for 45 to 50 minutes).

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