Mom's Pound Cake Recipe for Mother's Day

By: Cameron Curtis
Related To:

A few weeks ago I had a bite of a pound cake that was sent to my boyfriend by a business associate's grandmother. I was floored. It was buttery, nutty and all-around delicious. I had to have the recipe and went on a mission to find out more about the incredible cake. What I found was a unique, yet easy-to-follow recipe and a woman with a passion for both baking and family.

CC: When did you start making your famous pound cake?

The Grandmother, Mary Anne Mikula: Thirty-five years ago, I tasted a delicious cake at a party. My daughter was dating a young man who's aunt had made the cake. After 6 months of asking him frequently to ask his aunt for the recipe, I finally got it. It took several batches and some tears before I perfected the cake. Occasionally the center sinks but it does not effect the taste. I am a mother of 7 children and sixteen grandchildren so I have always baked to keep costs down. My husband and family put in frequent requests to give these pound cakes as gifts.

CC: How has baking changed in your lifetime?

MAM: I find that the younger generation does not have the time to bake as frequently. Bakeries and supermarkets have a wonderful variety of bake goods that are often affordable and very tasty. Although most people can tell the difference between homemade and store bought, buying something rather than baking it seems to done more often but I think everyone appreciates getting something homemade!

CC: What was your favorite dish when you were growing up?

MAM: My mother made delicious beef stew and meatball stew, which I used to request for my birthday dinners!

CC: What would you like to eat on Mother's Day?

MAM: Spaghetti and meatballs or salmon. I enjoy them both!

Ingredients
Butter, for greasing pans
TOPPING:
1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons butter, melted
BATTER:
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
3 sticks butter, melted
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter 3 loaf pans.

For the topping: Mix the breadcrumbs, sugar, walnuts and melted butter together. Divide among the bottoms of the prepared loaf pans.

For the batter: Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together. Mix the milk, melted butter, eggs and almond flavoring together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour.

Cool after baking and put in the refrigerator in the pans to chill. It is easier to slice!

More Recipes to Make for Mom:

Does your grandmother or grandfather have a family recipe that's famous? They could be on Cooking Channel! Visit here for more information.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Mother's Day Cake

This stunning cake is bright and cheery, both in presentation and flavors. It's perfect for Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day

Make mom feel extra special with Cooking Channel's perfect spring recipes.

Sifted: Mother's Day Brunch Recipes + Nutella-Stuffed Muffins

Get Cooking Channel's take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Mother's Day brunch recipes.

Mother's Day Brunch: Zaatar Eggs Benedict

This recipe comes from Chef Phillipe of ilili in New York City. English muffin halves are topped with garlicky sauteed spinach, herb roasted Roma tomatoes, a perfectly poached egg and zaatar Hollandaise sauce.

On TV

The Grill Iron

7:30am | 6:30c

The Grill Iron

8:30am | 7:30c

Eat St.

9am | 8c

Eat St.

9:30am | 8:30c

Eat St.

10am | 9c

Eat St.

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Cheap Eats

12pm | 11c

Cheap Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cheap Eats

1pm | 12c

Cheap Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2pm | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Cheap Eats

5pm | 4c

Cheap Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Late Nite Eats

10pm | 9c

Late Nite Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Late Nite Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

New Episodes Sundays 8|7c

Last-Minute Sides

So Much Pretty Food Here