This buttermilk pound cake recipe is the one I ate throughout my childhood and the same one I always make for my own family today. When it comes to strawberry shortcake in our family, honestly nothing else will do! There really is no better vehicle for enjoying yummy berries than a slice of this cake and a healthy dollop of freshly whipped cream. The magic ingredient here? Buttermilk! It lends an airiness to the crumb of this cake that will have you clamoring for just one. more. bite.
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Buttermilk Pound Cake
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup shortening
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and shortening together with an electric mixer; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
- Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk. Combine flour and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture, mixing just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla and almond extracts.
- Pour batter into a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack.
This buttermilk pound cake is yummy on its own, or even better served with strawberries, blackberries or blueberries and whipped cream. It is also heavenly with grilled peaches! This cake takes just a matter of minutes of active prep time, but it is so delicious! I love to make this for potlucks and parties with friends.
This buttermilk pound cake recipe can be prepared in a standard tube pan, but I really love to bake it in my Bundt pan for an extra pretty presentation.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.