Old-fashioned desserts don’t seem to be very common nowadays, but I love a good raisin bun or a hearty slice of homemade pound cake. How about you? I vote to bring them back!
With a lemon-fresh, moist, spongy base, and a pretty dusting of powdered sugar, its taste is completely timeless. It’s sure to win first prize at the county fair, but it doesn’t need a blue ribbon to strike my fancy.
It’s totally delectable and unbelievably easy to make! I hope you’ll give it a whirl.
My mom made this cake for us, growing up, all the time. We’d beg her to make it for an after school snack! It’s moist and soft with a perfect little punch of lemon! The powdered sugar on top is really “the icing on the cake”. It’s one of my most favorite cakes ever, along with this Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cake.
It’s a totally no-fuss dessert and really comes together quickly. Although, I will give you one very important pointer for the recipe and that is to follow it exactly for the most delicious results possible! My mom swears it’s yummier if you make the little extra effort to add the eggs in one at a time.
Now, the most popular recipe on the site has a video! It’s the first one that I’ve made too! I have to say, I was really afraid to jump into video (it really intimidated me for some reason), but it’s one of my new year’s goals to challenge myself in ways that I haven’t before, so I went for it! I learned so much and enjoyed the process, so hopefully there will be lots more to come! I hope you like the video! Let me know what you think!
Southern Pound Cake
- 1/2 c. shortening
- 2 sticks 1 cup butter
- 3 3/4 c. powdered sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 3/4 t. salt
- 1 T. lemon extract
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together shortening, butter, and powdered sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing in between each.
- Add flour, salt and lemon extract, and mix until well-combined.
- Pour and spread evenly into an un-greased angel food cake pan. Put an oven-safe bowl filled with water on the bottom rack (below the cake) of the oven while baking to make cake moist).
- Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes (baking time varies).
- Carefully turn the pan over to remove cake onto a plate. I ran a knife under my cake first to make sure it would come out cleanly. Dust with powdered sugar. Allow it to cool. Slice and serve!
And, more importantly, I hope you love this cake! I’m about 100% sure you will!
What are your favorite old-fashioned desserts?