Thursday, February 23, 2017

Miss Zona's Pound Cake

I shared a different pound cake recipe in the early days of this blog but any good Southerner knows that you can't have too many pound cake recipes! I will say that I am breaking from my norm a bit here and posting a recipe that I haven't yet tried. However, I have been going through my mama's recipe box (talk about a treasure trove of recipes!) and discovered this one. I know that if Mama took the time to get the recipe from Miss Zona that it must be simply divine! See, Miss Zona was a beloved neighbor of my granny and going to Granny's house often meant stopping in to visit with Miss Zona or to chat with her while she worked so diligently in her yard. To this day I cannot smell Dove soap without thinking of her. She was just a precious, precious lady. So, in memory of sweet Miss Zona, here is her recipe. Enjoy!

1/2 lb. butter
5 eggs
2 c. sugar
3 c. cake flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
3/4 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix butter and sugar together.
Add eggs, one at a time. Add buttermilk.
Gradually mix in flour and baking powder.
Add vanilla.
Pour into greased and floured tube pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes.