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Aunt Gussie’s Pound Cake

Get ready to indulge in a family favorite with this scrumptious Aunt Gussie's Pound Cake! Rich, buttery, and oh-so-decadent, this cake is the perfect dessert for any occasion.

Tasty Team
96% would make again
Aunt Gussie’s Pound Cake


for 8 servings

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (230 g), 2 sticks
  • 2 ¾ cups sugar (550 g)
  • ½ cup shortening (100 g)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk (240 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour (375 g)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • vanilla ice cream, for serving
  • fresh berry, for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 760
  • Fat 45g
  • Carbs 77g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 37g
  • Protein 11g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and shortening together with a hand mixer.
  2. Mix the eggs, one at a time, into the batter.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, lemon extract, and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Alternately add the dry and wet ingredients into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter equally into two greased and lightly floured loaf pans.
  7. Bake in a non-preheated oven set to 350°F (180°C) for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool for 30 minutes before slicing.
  9. Serve with vanilla ice cream and berries.
  10. Enjoy!
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Aunt Gussie’s Pound Cake