Christmas Golden Pound Cake Recipe

Heirloom Eats

Family recipes are treasures passed down from one generation to the next. They bring comfort and familiarity to our tables today, just as they did to our parents’ tables, and their parents before them. Here, locals share enduring family recipes and tell us what makes them so special after all these years.

By Anna Hill  |  Photos by Sarah Unger

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Melinda Bone

with her mother, Sarah, and daughter, Melaina  |  Harrison

“As a little girl, I remember Mom and MomMom always baking this special cake during the Christmas holidays. I remember the stories that they shared with us about baking it in a wooden stove and how the house smelled with all the flavors of goodness. This cake brought all the family together. Everyone had to have a slice! As I grew older, my mom passed the recipe to me and now, I have passed it to my daughter. It is important for us that all our family traditions and legacies be treasured and passed on to the next generation. It all starts with this Christmas Golden Cake!” – Melinda Bone

 

 



 

a slice of Christmas golden cake and a cup of tea

Christmas Golden Cake

Melinda Bone
Melinda Bone's grandmother's special pound cake recipe that she baked every Christmas
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern

Equipment

  • Tube Pan or Layered Pans

Ingredients
  

  • 9 egg yolks
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups butter
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
  • Beat one egg at a time with sugar and butter until creamy. Add vanilla.
  • Add sifted dry ingredients, alternating with milk. 
  • Pour into a greased and floured tube pan or layered pans. Bake at 350˚ F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Notes

“As a little girl, I remember Mom and MomMom always baking this special cake during the Christmas holidays. I remember the stories that they shared with us about baking it in a wooden stove and how the house smelled with all the flavors of goodness. This cake brought all the family together. Everyone had to have a slice! As I grew older, my mom passed the recipe to me and now, I have passed it to my daughter. It is important for us that all our family traditions and legacies be treasured and passed on to the next generation. It all starts with this Christmas Golden Cake!” - Melinda Bone
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