Grandma’s Traditional Pound Cake – An Old Fashioned Pound Cake Recipe

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Grandma’s Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.

Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special version uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.

Grandma’s Traditional Pound Cake Recipe:

I love remembering our loved ones who have passed with the recipes that they made while still here. To me, that’s a perfect memory. For example, when I eat my Grandma’s Ice Cream recipe, it takes me right back to when she was here and all the special memories we shared at her house and in her kitchen.

Recently, my cousins both posted on Facebook that they were baking their mom’s pound cake recipe. It was their special memory from the many Christmases when she made it for her loved ones. I asked for her recipe, and they gladly shared. I can only imagine how happy she is that we are making it and remembering her.

As I was checking out cousin Robin’s moist pound cake recipe, I realized that this is the exact same recipe for Grandma’s pound cake. I’m not sure who made it originally but I have no doubt that there’s a link between Grandma and my cousin Robin.  They are both in heaven now, and I share this recipe in their honor.

Traditional Pound Cake

This old fashioned pound cake with Crisco recipe is perfect! The combination of butter, margarine and Crisco lends to a moist, dense texture.  Serve it as is for dessert or up the ante by dusting it with powdered sugar and topping with berries.

This moist pound cake will be a hit served for breakfast or brunch for the holidays, and it perfectly pairs with a hot cup of coffee.

Do you bake for the holidays?

Try baking up this moist pound cake for family and friends. Wrap it tight and add a tea towel or new spatula, and it’s the perfect gift.

How to Make Classic Pound Cake:

Instructions:

  1. Cream sugar, butter, margarine and Crisco; add eggs one at a time, fulling incorporating between each one.
  2. Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl, and milk and vanilla in another.
  3. Add dry ingredients alternately with wet ingredients to the batter, mixing between each.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt or Tube pan.
  5. Place pan in a cold oven. Turn on the oven to 325 degrees F, and bake for 1 hour, 15 minutes.
  6. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing.

For the full instructions and ingredient amounts for old fashioned Crisco pound cake, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Notes About Old Fashioned Pound Cake recipe:

  • This old fashioned pound cake is unique because it uses three types of fat – butter, margarine and Crisco.
  • Be sure the butter and margarine are softened to room temperature before creaming.
  • Large eggs tend to result in better baking, but medium will do in a pinch.
  • For this classic pound cake or any time you are baking, let your eggs sit out and reach room temperature before adding to the batter.
  • It is important to start with a cold oven; DO NOT PREHEAT.
  • This classic pound cake is dense and moist; try topping with fresh berries or dusting with powdered sugar to take it up a notch.
  • We love cakes that can be served for breakfast. Some of our favorites are Grandma’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Rhubarb Coffee Cake, and Pistachio Coffee Cake.
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Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special version uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.

Bundt Cake Recipes

Do you have a Bundt pan? Cakes baked in Bundt pans make a beautiful presentation.  Here are some of our favorites:

Triple Chocolate Cake

Pistachio Coffee Cake

Grandma’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Apple Nut Cake

Orange Liquor Double Chocolate Cake

 

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Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.
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Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake

Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic pound cake, grandma's traditional pound cake, moist pound cake, old fashioned pound cake with crisco, pound cake, traditional pound cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 559kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  • Start with a cold oven. Do not preheat!
  • Cream together butter, margarine, shortening and sugar in a large mixing bowl until creamy.
    Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
    Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.
  • Mix together flour and baking powder; add to batter alternately with milk and vanilla.
    Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.
  • Pour into a well greased and floured Bundt pan. Be sure to grease all the way to the top of the pan and in center to ensure it doesn't stick coming out of the pan.
    Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.
  • Put into a cold oven and set at 325 degrees F.
    Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Check for doneness; bake up to 15 additional minutes if needed.
    Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.
  • Cool in pan for 15 minutes before inverting pan.
    Grandma's Traditional Pound Cake is a special recipe that uses butter, margarine and Crisco for a perfectly moist and dense texture.  Amateurs and professional bakers alike will fall for this easy pound cake recipe. Serve it up for dessert or breakfast, it will be a favorite for all.

Notes

  • This old fashioned pound cake is unique because it uses three types of fat---butter, margarine and Crisco.
  • Be sure the butter and margarine are softened to room temperature before creaming.
  • Large eggs tend to result in better baking, but medium will do in a pinch.
  • For this classic pound cake or any time you are baking, let your eggs sit out and reach room temperature before adding to the batter.
  • It is important to start with a cold oven; DO NOT PREHEAT.
  • This classic pound cake is dense and moist; try topping with fresh berries or dusting with powdered sugar to take it up a notch.
  • We love cakes that can be served for breakfast. Some of our favorites are Grandma's Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Rhubarb Coffee Cake, and Pistachio Coffee Cake

Nutrition

Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 707IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg

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3 Comments

  1. My Grandma had a recipe similar to this one. It had a crusty top and it was so good. To me that was the best part. Thanks for sharing. I will make sure I save it and put it in my cook book. Thanks.

    1. You should be able to bake it in a loaf pan (maybe need two?) but we haven’t done it so we can’t give you any advice on cooking time, etc.

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