Grandmother's Pound Cake

Our mom and grandmother, Joan Milam, would make her famous pound cake for all the family get togethers. We all couldn’t wait to get a slice once she pulled it out of the oven! Since her passing, her grandson, Michael, has taken the coveted role of being the pound cake baker. It took him many attempts before finally winning the seal of approval from Joan. He even baked the cake in this photo!


  • 2 sticks salted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Starting and ending with flour, alternate mixing in (with the electric mixer) 1 egg and then small amounts of flour into the sugar and butter mixture.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Grease a bundt pan and pour in cake mixture. The consistency should be thick.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes.
sprinkling sugar on pound cake
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