Who doesn’t love a good piece of cake?
I have so many recipe books for cakes (my favorite right now is Martha Stewarts Cakes) and thankfully I have daughters who love to bake almost as much as I do. If someone in this house isn’t making cookies then they’re making a cake.


Many of you know by now, I love cake. In any shape or size (bigger the better but I’m ok with mini’s since it means I can enjoy more of them without the guilt). One cake that I especially love is pound cake. When I say love…I mean love. It’s very hard for me to pass up a good piece of pound cake so a special thanks to one of my readers in my Steena’s Secret Society on Facebook – Cathy Contino –  for sharing her recipe for an Old Fashioned Pound Cake!

Do you have a recipe you’d like to share? I’d love to feature it here!

Old Fashioned Pound Cake – Reader Recipe
Recipe Type: cake
Author: Reader – Cathy Contino
  • For the Cake:
  • 1 lb of butter
  • 3 C sugar
  • 10 eggs
  • 4 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla or other flavoring
  • greased and floured tube pan
  • For the Icing:
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 10X sugar maybe half a box (until desired consistency)
  1. For the Cake:
  2. Have butter and eggs at room temperature. Cream butter well. Add sugar gradually, and cream together. Add eggs one at a time. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add gradually to mixture. Add vanilla/ Cook in preheated 300 ° for 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.
  3. Try sticking knife in at 1 hour 20 minutes if it comes out clean its done, if not continue another 10 minutes.
  4. For the Icing:
  5. Cream together, butter, cream cheese and vanilla until completely blended.
  6. Add 10 x sugar until desired consistency.
  7. Spread on thin