The Best Pound Cake & Icing Recipe

Our family makes pound cake for every birthday we celebrate. It ios fantastic year round but looks especially pretty with fresh fruit in the summer!

Growing up every birthday we would have my Nana’s pound cake and vanilla icing.  Nana with the help of my Grandpop made the best pound cake and icing:).  Despite trying many times I have never been able to recreate her pound cake but I found a very close 2nd from Southern Living and I can make her icing:).  These recipes are not for someone on a diet but are totally worth a diet day off!!! It also tastes and looks fantastic with fresh fruit in the center to celebrate our nation’s birthday!  It might even be a little healthier eaten this way:).

Old Fashioned Pound Cake Recipe

Old fashioned pound cake with fresh fruit for the 4th of July

Ingredients

– 4 sticks of butter (yup, 4)

– 2 3/4 cups sugar

– 6 eggs

– 3 3/4 cups flour

– 1/4 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 ground nutmeg

– 1/2 cup milk

– 1 tsp vanilla

To Make

1) Beat butter in electric mixer.

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

2) Add the sugar slowly.

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

3) Add the eggs.

4) Add salt, nutmeg and flour slowly to the butter mixture alternately adding milk with flour mixture.

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

5) Stir in Vanilla.

6) Spoon the batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

7) Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 15 mins.  Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.  Remove cake from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

 

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

Nana’s Vanilla Icing

– 6 tablespoons butter

– 1 tsp vanilla

– 1 lb box of 10x powdered sugar

– 3-4 tablespoons milk

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

1) Mix all the ingredients together till you get the right consistency.

2) Ice the cake:).

The Best Pound Cake Recipe

The Best Pound Cake RecipeHere is a recent picture of all almost all of the ladies in my Nana’s family taken at our house last summer for Audrey’s birthday. So thankful that Audrey has these amazing women in her life and for dessert I am pretty sure we had pound cake!!!Nana with the help of my Grandpop made the best pound cake and icing:).

We also love to enjoy this recipe on the 4th of July!!!  It was fantastic with fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries fruit in the center!

Old fashioned pound cake with fresh fruit for the 4th of July

 

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4 thoughts on “The Best Pound Cake & Icing Recipe

  1. Oh my goodness! That looks AMAZING! You are a woman of many talents!
    Thank you so much for sharing with me each week! I’m pinning this!
    Karen

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