Late spring means strawberries in North Alabama. Strawberries require pound cake. They just do.
Good thing is that pound cake is one of simplest things you can bake. I’ve seen a number of recipes similar to this one spread throughout the Internet. More importantly to me is that this is very similar to recipe that my Mom uses for her pound cake.
Basic Pound Cake
1 1/3 c. butter, softened
2 1/2 c. sugar
3 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325dF. Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar in portions, beating at medium until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, making certain that each egg is blended adding the next egg.
Add flour and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, beating at low speed until just blended. Stir in vanilla.
Pour into greased and floured tube pan. Bake for between 65 to 70 minutes. Test for doneness if toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 to 15 minutes, remove from pan, and allow to cool for at least another 20 minutes before serving.