Did you know that pound cakes are called such because the recipe traditionally calls for a pound each of butter, sugar, flour, and eggs? If you didn’t, you’re welcome for that history lesson. If you did, let that be its own reward. 🙂 I haven’t worked out the conversions of my own recipe but I know for sure that there is a pound of butter in it, which was enough to earn my grandma’s stamp of approval. My granny is one of the great cooking influences in my life and I have fond memories of her pound cakes from childhood. She throws down in the kitchen. This cake is my take on her classic recipe tweaked a bit with another Southern staple: sweet tea. That’s right. There is tea in both the batter and glaze of this pound cake. It doesn’t really get more Southern than that, does it? Grandma baked her pound cake in an angel food cake pan so that’s what I do. You can also use a large loaf or bundt pan.
Let me know your thoughts on this cake or how you tweak family favorites below. Thanks for reading!