Saturday, May 19, 2012

Buttermilk Pound Cake with Buttermilk Syrup

Moist, delicious buttermilk pound cake with a warm buttermilk syrup!

Moist, delicious buttermilk pound cake with a warm buttermilk syrup!

I love pound cake!  My favorite recipe is cream cheese pound cake and that's what I was going to make until I looked into the fridge and found out that I didn't have any cream cheese...yikes!  So I took the basic pound cake ingredients and swapped out the cream cheese for some buttermilk and sour cream.  To go with the buttermilk theme, I topped it off with some delicious buttermilk syrup.  This cake is dense, not too sweet and the syrup...well let's just say you'll have a hard time not eating it straight from the bowl! 

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Ingredients are as follows:

3 C flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 C butter, softened
2 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
6 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 C buttermilk or (1 C milk + 1 tsp. lemon juice)
1/2 C sour cream 

1/2 C butter
1 C sugar
1/2 C buttermilk or (1/2 C milk + 1/2 tsp. lemon juice)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. vanilla 


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugars for about five minutes.

Add the eggs one at a time, making sure to mix well after each one.

By hand, stir in half of the dry ingredients.

Mix in the vanilla, buttermilk and sour cream.

Stir in the remaining dry ingredients.

Grease a bundt pan and sprinkle in a little sugar to evenly coat it.


Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake for 65-70 minutes; until a toothpick inserted in the center is clean.

Moist, delicious buttermilk pound cake with a warm buttermilk syrup!

Allow to cool for a little bit.  While it's cooling, place the butter, sugar, buttermilk and maple syrup in a pot and place over medium heat.

Bring them up to a boil, continue boiling for about three minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla.

Pour some syrup over the cake while it's still in the pan.

Remove from pan; brush the cake with the remaining syrup.  I brushed it on several times and still had some left over.   I then just poured it onto the sliced pieces!

Moist, delicious buttermilk pound cake with a warm buttermilk syrup!

Slice, serve and enjoy!

Moist, delicious buttermilk pound cake with a warm buttermilk syrup!




  1. Ooooh Lisa, this is wonderful! I love pound cake too. Have a great weekend!

  2. That last photo is awesome! The cake looks so moist and sounds so delicious...going to have to add this to my recipe box!

  3. Oh Girl - I know it would be worth the long drive to your house to be able to help you eat up this delicious yummy treat. ;-} I'm not big on cake, unless it's moist and gooey - this looks fabulous. How nice to know your 'substitutions' worked so nicely. I FREAK when I run out of cream cheese - *-*

  4. That looks SO delicious! Stopping by from the Networking Blog Hop...I am your newest follower! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  5. Looks so yummy and not super dense like some pound cakes can be...mmmm!

  6. This looks awesome! I am going to pin this later when I get home. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  7. Mmmm ... I'm looking for a great pound cake recipe to de-carb and this one looks excellent ... had to pin it :-)

  8. I love this, and the syrup is a nice touch! Thanks for linking up to Southern Sundays. Hope to see you again next week!

  9. Oh had me at buttermilk, love baking with buttermilk. I have a lot of recipes posted on my blog with buttermilk. yummy thanks, andi thewednesdaybaker

  10. ohhh yummy, yummy, YUMMY. found you via the bloghop xo

  11. Featuring you tomorrow from Must Try Monday! Stop by and grab a button :).

  12. Pound cake rocks! I know this one is outstanding ~ thanks for sharing.


  13. I love the power of reinvention! Some of the best things came about because of being brave and trying different ingredients. I love that cake. I just drooled all over that last picture!! Just visiting from the May Blog Hop and am now following you. I would also love to invite you to link this up to Freedom Fridays Blog Hop.

    PS Check out my May 24th post where I am co hosting Katherine's Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. TWO Parties, one place! So hoping to see you there!

  14. Oh my goodness, this is a fantastic recipe that I can't wait to try! Hope you have a special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  15. That looks like a perfect weekend breakfast! Or snack with coffee-- I'll have to try this!

  16. My mom put a pound and 1/2 of butter in her cake to make it moist. This looks like a much better idea. Never heard of buttermilk syrup... really interesting. thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  17. YUM! I love using buttermilk in a recipe and this one is delicious looking! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day :)

  18. I made this for Thanksgiving and it was sooooo YUMMY! A BIG hit and they requested I make again at Christmas!


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