Delicious Southwest Georgia Pound Cake Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, dear reader! I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to join me for this delicious culinary journey. Today, I’ll be sharing with you my recipe for Southwest Georgia Pound Cake. Trust me when I say that this is one cake recipe you should not miss out on!

Pound cakes have been around for centuries and have become a staple in dessert recipes worldwide. However, the Southwest Georgia pound cake stands out from the crowd with its unique blend of flavors and texture.

This recipe is inspired by the legendary Paula Deen’s Southwest Georgia Pound Cake recipe. What makes this cake so special is the combination of pure vanilla extract, heavy cream, and unsalted butter infused into three cups of all-purpose flour. The result? A rich, moist, and buttery crumb cake that will leave you wanting more.

The history of pound cakes can be traced back to Europe in the 1700s. It was originally made with one pound each of sugar, butter, eggs, and flour – hence its name!. Since then, bakers have experimented with adding different ingredients and flavors to create innovative twists on the classic recipe.

In this article and recipe guide, you will learn everything there is to know about making the perfect Southwest Georgia Pound Cake. From a list of tried-and-true ingredients to step-by-step instructions, serving suggestions, substitutions, and variations – don’t worry; I’ve got you covered.

So let’s preheat those ovens and start baking! The aroma itself will transport you to Southern comfort food heaven.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Southwest Georgia Pound Cake
Southwest Georgia Pound Cake

Are you on the hunt for a mouth-watering and flavorful cake recipe that will leave you begging for more? Look no further than the Southwest Georgia Pound Cake! This recipe is an absolute must-try for anyone who calls themselves a baking enthusiast. As someone who has followed this recipe, allow me to share a few reasons why you will love this cake.

First of all, the cake is easy to make from scratch using simple ingredients usually found in your pantry, such as all-purpose flour, unsalted butter, and sugar. It’s a classic, consistent pound cake recipe that has been adapted with some Southern Charm to accentuate its flavor.

The filling aroma of baking powder mixed with vanilla extract and rich unsalted butter gives the Southwest Georgia Pound Cake its unique and irresistible taste. Every bite is heavenly!

Furthermore, the cake is versatile enough to be served at any occasion or event since it’d look stunning in a traditional bundt cake pan. The texture is soft, moist and dense – think Elvis Presley’s “Too Much” song without the calories!

This dessert can also be served with complimentary toppings such as fresh berries, whipped cream or chocolate sauce. Your guests would be impressed!

Finally, it’s simple enough to nail on the first try but also more than worth perfecting over time. You’ll want to make two just in case one disappears before dinner! Trust me when I say that once you taste this delicious Southwest Georgia Pound Cake once, you’ll be hooked forever.

So what are you waiting for? Head into your kitchen and experience this amazing pound cake recipe yourself!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven: the Southwest Georgia Pound Cake
A slice of heaven: the Southwest Georgia Pound Cake

Let’s start with the ingredients for this delicious Southwest Georgia Pound Cake Recipe. This cake recipe has been inspired by Paula Deen’s Southwest Georgia Pound Cake. It is simple and easy to follow, but be sure to get all the ingredients in the ingredient list to achieve the perfect pound cake texture and sweetness. Here is a list of items you will need to gather:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups (6 cups) sugar (Note: You can substitute with Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking with a ratio of 1:1)
  • 3 cups (12 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Make sure you have enough space in your pantry before getting these ingredients. You don’t want to end up lacking vital items midway through and have to make an ’emergency’ run to the grocery store!

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to take a trip down South with this delicious pound cake
Get ready to take a trip down South with this delicious pound cake

Now, let’s get started on the actual recipe of Southwest Georgia Pound Cake. Follow these steps closely for a deliciously moist and rich cake!


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend the butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  3. Slowly add in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder.

  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the heavy cream, and mix until everything is fully combined.

  6. Add in the vanilla extract and gently mix until fully incorporated.

  7. Pour the batter into a greased and floured bundt pan.

  8. Bake for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  9. Once you’ve removed it from the oven, let it cool in the pan for around 15 minutes before carefully removing it from pan.

  10. Allow to cool completely before serving.


When making this cake, it’s important to remember not to overmix! This could lead to a tough and dry cake. Make sure to measure your ingredients accurately as well, as this can significantly affect your end result.

Now that you know how to make it, get in that kitchen and start baking! Your taste buds –and potentially your guests- will thank you.

Substitutions and Variations

 Can you smell the aroma of freshly baked pound cake?
Can you smell the aroma of freshly baked pound cake?

Are you looking to mix things up with your Southwest Georgia Pound Cake Recipe? Fear not, I have a few suggestions that will add a delicious twist to this classic dessert:

1. Swap out the Sugar: If you are looking for a sugar-free version of this recipe, try substituting Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking instead of regular sugar. It will still give you the sweetness you crave without adding extra calories.

2. Buttery Goodness: While unsalted butter is used in this recipe, some prefer using salted butter for a salty-sweet flavor. You could also try swapping out some of the butter for cream cheese.

3. Flavorful Extracts: Pure vanilla extract gives this recipe its delicious, classic flavor, but you can experiment with different extracts like almond or lemon extract to switch things up.

4. Add Some Texture: Try adding chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts to the batter for an additional layer of texture and nuttiness.

5. Switch Up the Pan: Pound cakes are traditionally baked in loaf pans or Bundt pans, but feel free to experiment with other shapes and sizes. You could even divide the batter between muffin cups for individual servings.

Remember that making substitutions or variations on recipes may take some experimentation and adjustments based on personal taste preference. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Say hello to your newest obsession: Southwest Georgia Pound Cake
Say hello to your newest obsession: Southwest Georgia Pound Cake

The Southwest Georgia Pound Cake recipe is a crowd-pleaser, and can be served at any time of the day. It is perfect for an afternoon tea, a dessert after dinner or even as a breakfast treat alongside a cup of coffee. When the cake comes out of the oven, it has a crisp exterior with a soft and moist center which makes it perfect for pairing with dairy products like heavy cream, whipped cream or ice cream. The rich texture of the Southwest Georgia Pound Cake also pairs well with lighter accompaniments such as berries, fruit or citrus-based glazes.

To elevate your dessert game, try serving warm slices of Southwest Georgia Pound Cake with freshly whipped, lightly sweetened cream and sliced strawberries drizzled with a balsamic reduction to cut through the richness of the cake. If you prefer something more indulgent, opt for vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

For a more classic presentation, you can dust the cake with powdered sugar and serve it on its own or garnish it with some fresh fruit. I suggest using bright-colored fruits such as blueberries, raspberries or blackberries to add contrast to the deep golden color of the cake.

In conclusion, you can’t go wrong when it comes to serving this delightful Southwest Georgia Pound Cake. There are countless ways to enjoy this irresistible treat and enhance its flavor according to your taste.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Dessert goals achieved with this buttery, sweet and moist pound cake
Dessert goals achieved with this buttery, sweet and moist pound cake

One of the best things about this Southwest Georgia Pound Cake recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later. If you’re planning to make a pound cake that’ll be consumed the next day or even later in the week, this recipe is ideal. This moist cake will remain fresh and delicious for up to 4-5 days when stored correctly.

To make ahead, allow your pound cake to cool after baking, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, followed by aluminum foil or freezer paper. It’s essential to seal the cake well so that air cannot circulate around it. Store it in an airtight container, and then slide it into the refrigerator or freezer.

When you’re ready to serve, simply let your pound cake come to room temperature before unwrapping it. Alternatively, warm the pound cake cake wrapped tightly in aluminum foil in a pre-heated oven at 350°F until heated through.

If you’ve already cut into your pound cake and only have a few leftovers to store, wrap them carefully before refrigerating them. This way, they’ll stay moist for days. When reheating individual slices of cake, microwave each slice for 10-15 seconds and pair with whipped cream or honey if desired.

Remember, if you’re not planning on eating the entire Southwest Georgia Pound Cake right away, refrigeration helps lengthen its shelf life while maintaining its soft texture and flavor, but never freeze leftover slices more than once.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Don't settle for just any pound cake, try the Southwest Georgia version!
Don’t settle for just any pound cake, try the Southwest Georgia version!

To ensure that your Southwest Georgia Pound Cake turns out perfectly every time, I’ve compiled some essential tips to keep in mind while making this recipe.

1. Follow the recipe exactly

To achieve the perfect texture and flavor of a Southwest Georgia Pound Cake, make sure to follow the given recipe exactly. Minor deviations can lead to undesirable results.

2. Room temperature ingredients

It is best to use room temperature ingredients for the cake mixture, especially for butter and eggs. This helps the cake batter to emulsify and creates a lighter texture.

3. Use good quality ingredients

Using good quality ingredients enhances the flavour and texture of the cake. For example, pure vanilla extract instead of artificial flavors will improve the richness of the cake.

4. Don’t over mix

Be careful not to over mix the batter as it may cause gluten development, resulting in a tough texture.

5. Add flavor variations

If you want to add an interesting twist to this cake, try adding lemon zest, chocolate chips or any other flavor of your preference that compliments the taste and doesn’t take away from it.

6. Dusting with powdered sugar

Dusting the cake with powdered sugar is always a temptation but remember, it will result in crumbling on top of the sliced cake.

7. Cooling time

Allow enough time for your Southwest Georgia Pound Cake to cool down entirely before slicing into it or storing it on its own in an airtight container.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to get a perfect Southwest Georgia Pound Cake every time!


As you embark on the journey of preparing Southwest Georgia Pound Cake, you may have questions or doubts about some of the ingredients or steps in the recipe. To make your culinary experience as smooth and hassle-free as possible, I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers to help guide you through any confusion or uncertainty that may arise. Let’s dive in!

What’s the difference between bundt cake and pound cake?

Have you ever wondered about the distinction between a pound cake and a bundt cake? While any type of cake can be a bundt cake if baked in a bundt pan, pound cakes have a unique character. They have a dense texture and were originally composed of a pound of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.

What makes a pound cake fall apart?

A dry and sunken center in your cake can be a result of inadequate moisture. Careless planning, incorrect oven temperature, under-baking, insufficient emulsification, and too much leavening can also cause a less-than-perfect cake. Surprisingly, geography can play a role as well.

What was Elvis’s Favourite cake?

There is a popular story that suggests the preferred cake of legendary musician, Elvis Presley, was a delectable pineapple and pecan cake that he would often request for his visits to his grandmother’s home.

Why is it called Elvis Presley pound cake?

According to an article in Saveur magazine by popular American food historians, Jane and Michael Stern, Elvis Presley had a strong affinity for traditional, home-style cuisine despite his wealth and ability to indulge in more expensive and refined dishes like caviar and Beef Wellington.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this Southwest Georgia Pound Cake recipe is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Pound cakes have long been a staple dessert in the south, and this recipe takes it up a notch with its unique twist of southwest Georgia flavors. By using high-quality ingredients like pure vanilla extract, heavy cream, and unsalted butter, you are sure to create a moist and delicious cake that will delight all who taste it.

Whether you’re hosting a party or just want to treat yourself, this recipe is perfect for any occasion. The versatility of this pound cake recipe also allows for numerous modifications that will accommodate your personal preferences or ingredient availability.

Remember to follow the tips listed in this article such as using parchment paper in your bundt pan for easy removal or keeping an eye on the baking time so that your pound cake doesn’t overbake.

As I wrap up this article, I can’t help but recall one of my favorite quotes by Elvis Presley: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.” Same holds true for pound cakes. Moderation is key when indulging in dessert recipes like Paula Deen’s Southwest Georgia Pound Cake. But when the occasion calls for a sweet treat – enjoy every bite!

Southwest Georgia Pound Cake

Southwest Georgia Pound Cake Recipe

What more can I say, this recipe comes courtesy Paula Deen. For a real treat, serve yourself a slice while it's still warm. If you use Splenda instead of sugar use the Splenda sugar blend for baking, It comes in a small yellow and orange bag.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, For Large Groups, Kid-Friendly, Mixer, Oven, Potluck, Small Appliance
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Calories 411.9kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups sugar or 1 1/2 cups Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (you may use lemon or almond instead)


  • Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan: DO NOT PREHEAT OVEN.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy; add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; alternately add flour mixture and heavy cream to the butter-sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour; stir in flavoring.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan; PUT INTO COLD OVEN and set the temperature to 325°F Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes WITHOUT OPENING THE DOOR (DON'T PEEK); Bake an additional 15 minutes if necessary.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes, invert cake onto cake plate.


Serving: 87g | Calories: 411.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5.2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11.3g | Cholesterol: 120.6mg | Sodium: 118.8mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 37.6g

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