Mama’s Pound Cake

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Mama’s Pound Cake Mama’s Pound Cake

Servings: 16-20 servings Episode: Paula to the Rescue
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
5   eggs
3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
3 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter, plus more for pan
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract





Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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Reader Comments:


Love this cake, I make it once a month.

By Telisa on April 12, 2014


Love to watch you.

By paulineriffle on February 16, 2014


This is the best pound cake I have ever had. I have made it several times and I always get compliments.

By Kristine Hammond on December 07, 2013


I enjoy baking this is I first time making a pound cake will let you know it turn out when my family taste it Thanks Paula.

By Denina Morales on September 22, 2013


Miss seeing you on TV. Loved your cooking shows. I would love to met you in person. You are a special lady. Sandra

By Sandra Moorefield on September 17, 2013


First time ever making a pound cake, it turned out perfect. Everyone loved it. Didn't last long was gone the next day.

By angela bradley on July 12, 2013


Best pound cake I've ever made or eaten for that matter!

By Anonymous on April 27, 2013


I am so excited about my cake- It turned out wonderfully. Thanks

By Helen Prickett on April 04, 2013


For those looking for a healthier Pound Cake, we encourage you to try some of The Deen Bros. Lighter recipes. They have an amazing The Deen Bros. Lighter Never Fail Pound Cake and this Tender Southern Pound Cake Thanks for visiting our web site!

By Anonymous on March 07, 2013


Hi Judy! We have a couple of versions of a spice cake: you can try our Holiday Spice Cake or for something different a Clementine Spice Cake Thanks for visiting our web site.

By Anonymous on March 07, 2013


paula!! love your cooking i think you are one of the best cooks ever i love your show and your family! you guys have so much fun cooking together. your sons are the best they love bein in the kitchen with mama lol!!! gotta try that pound cake for my sunday dinner love you paula you did it again!!!

By jean mitchell on March 05, 2013


iam going to try this! noy a good baker, but iam going to try! love you paula!

By JOHNETTE WILLIAMS on March 05, 2013


love you paula!

By JOHNETTE WILLIAMS on March 05, 2013


Need a diabetic friendly version. Otherwise,delicious.Give it a 10 rating.

By Olga Duarte on March 05, 2013


Paula on the pound cake do you have to use the shortening can you use 3 sticks of butter.

By janice on March 04, 2013



By on March 04, 2013


I love your cake recipes, but I really need a pound cake recipe for a border line diabetic which uses either a sugar substitute or less suger.

By Catherine LaFemina on March 04, 2013


Paula, Been watching you and your show from the begining and I think you are just wonderful...keep up the good work the two of you look great and love you cooking.

By Robert Bittner on March 04, 2013


I don't have a tube pan...can it be done in another pan, maybe a loaf pan??

By Joy on March 04, 2013


Would you happen to have and old one for gramma's old fashion spice cake I can't find a good one.....Thank You

By Judy on March 04, 2013

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