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Mrs. Adams' Delicious Pound Cake

A truly delicious pound cake recipe made with 1 lb of Imperial margarine, 6 eggs, 1 lb of sugar, and 3 cups of cake flour.

Mrs. Adams Delicious Pound Cake
Elise Bauer

My mother has been praising our neighbor Mrs. Adams' pound cake for many years.

My mother is a self-described cake person ("There are cake people and there are pie people. I'm a cake person.") who gets dreamy eyed just thinking about this pound cake.

So, when Mrs. Adams prepared this cake (among several other desserts) for a neighborhood party, I couldn't wait to try it.

It really was divine! Perfect. When I stopped by to get the recipe I captured the Adams granddaughter four-year-old Marly eyeing the cake.

Mrs. Adams' Delicious Pound Cake

Prep Time 0 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 0 mins
Yield 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of Imperial margarine (sticks)**
  • 6 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 lb confectioners sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Method

  1. Make the batter

    Beat together the margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat lightly, mixing in well after each addition. Add flour and mix well. Add vanilla before, during, and after adding the flour.

  2. Bake the cake

    Pour batter into a stick-free or greased and floured bundt cake pan and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours on 325°F. Begin watching the cake at 1 hour. The cake is done when a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Cake should be cracked on top and golden brown.

  3. Cool

    Cool for 5 minutes on a cake rack. Loosen the sides with a knife. Gently remove the cake from the pan while still warm.

** Note: before I get raked through the coals by my fellow foodie purists (or in my case, semi-purists if such a thing is possible), note that I did ask if I could use butter for this recipe. The answer was that this particular recipe requires not only margarine, but Imperial margarine, and not in the tub either - you need to use the kind sold in sticks. I have often been given recipes that require margarine from people who tell me that it just works better in their particular recipe. Even so, personally, I don't cook with margarine, and if I were to cook this pound cake, I would substitute butter for the margarine. Most pound cake recipes do call for butter (1 lb of butter, 1 lb of flour, etc).