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Mrs. White's Buttermilk Pound Cake

Makes 10 to 12 servingsSouthern Home Cooking

Prep Time: 20 min.
Baking Time: 1-1/2 hrs.
Cooling Time. 1 hr.


  • 3 - cups sugar
  • 1/2 - cup shortening
  • 1 - cup butter
  • 4 - eggs
  • 1 - teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 - teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 - teaspoon salt
  • 3 - cups flour
  • 1 - cup buttermilk
  • 1 - cup pecans, chopped


Preheat oven to 325 F.  Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar, shortening, and butter until light and fluffy.  Add eggs (1 at a time) beating after each and add vanilla.  In a small bowl, sift baking soda, salt, and flour together.

  2. Into mixing bowl, add sifted flour mixture, alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture, beating after each addition.  Line greased and floured pan with chopped nuts.

  3. Pour cake batter on top of nuts.  Bake for 1-1/2 hours.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes and remove from pan and cool on rack.

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