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Miss Dot’s Pound Cake Recipe. Quick and Easy

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  • Pound cake is a traditional cake that originated in Europe, particularly in England, in the 18th century. The name “pound cake” comes from the recipe’s original ingredients: a pound of flour, a pound of sugar, a pound of butter, and a pound of eggs. These ingredients were mixed together to create a dense buttery cake that could be stored for a long time without spoiling.

Over time, pound cake recipes have evolved, with different variations, including the addition of flavorings such as vanilla, lemon zest, or almond extract. The cake is typically baked in a loaf or bundt pan, and it can be served plain, with powdered sugar, or topped with fruit and whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts of Pound Cake

Nutritionally, pound cake is a high-calorie dessert due to its high fat and sugar content. A typical slice of pound cake (around 3 ounces or 85 grams) contains approximately:

  • 320-400 calories
  • 16-22 grams of fat
  • 38-50 grams of carbohydrates
  • 4-5 grams of protein
  • 25-30 grams of sugar

However, these values may vary depending on the specific recipe and serving size. As with most desserts, pound cake should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Best time to eat Pound Cake

Pound cake is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed at any time of day. Here are some popular options for when to eat pound cake:

  1. Breakfast: A slice of pound cake can make for a sweet start to the day, especially when served with a cup of coffee or tea.
  2. Dessert: Pound cake is a classic dessert that can be served after a meal or as a standalone treat. Top with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or ice cream for an extra special dessert.
  3. Snack: A slice of pound cake can be a satisfying snack in between meals. Pair it with a glass of milk or a cup of tea for a delicious afternoon treat.

Ultimately, the best time to eat pound cake is whenever you feel like indulging in a rich buttery dessert. Just be sure to enjoy it in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Miss Dot’s Pound Cake Recipe

Fans of the HGTV show Home Town isn’t new to Miss Dot’s homemade Pound cake. Thousands of fans have been curious about the recipe, and 100s of them have been asking for the same.

The HGTV team came across the recipe during the finale of the show at the Myrick home.

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The hand-printed wallpaper in the grand foyer, the rich blue hues graced the walls, and thoughtful details accented each room. Yet the Napier couple found the richest surprise of them all in the original cupboards of the kitchen. Miss Dot’s handwritten recipe.

Miss Dot recalls when Erin and Ben called her for the first time.

“Erin called me when they were tearing down the cabinets in Mrs. Bunny’s kitchen; she saw a piece of paper in the cabinet. It had my phone number on it and the cake recipe on it. I didn’t put all the recipe on there, but she called that number, and I answered. She said, “Is this Miss Dot?”  I said, “Who’s calling?” She told me who it was and asked if I’d bake a cake. Of course, I said yes!”

Until this time, Miss Dot was unaware of the fact that she would be showcasing her skills to millions of viewers on a national tv show, which would later turn out to be a huge success and get massive attention.

“I think people liked it so much because anybody can make that cake if they want to. It is so simple to make!”

After the episode, scores of viewers scrambled ingredients together to try the easy recipe that Erin, Ben, Mallorie, and everyone in Downtown Laurel loved so much.

People started posting their own version of the pound cake across social media platforms. These posts turned out to be an inspiration for others, and they would eventually try out themselves.

To their surprise, within a short time, Miss Dot’s pound cake had gone viral, and everyone wanted to have a taste. This was a huge surprise that shocked Miss Dot.

While Home Town viewers have gotten a taste of what makes Miss Dot so unique, her heartfelt wisdom and giving spirit are the secret ingredients to everything she does in life.

“When I first worked for Miss Bunny, I’d do a lot of her baking for her because she was an older lady. I sure did love her. I baked many cakes for her neighbors and friends — black, white, all different kinds of people. Everybody likes cake. It didn’t make no difference, and still don’t.” 

Miss Dot can’t look at a pound cake without thinking about Miss Bunny and her beautiful house, and she was excited to share that with Miss Myrick. Thus, a tradition passed from one beloved homeowner to another.

“It was exciting to be on the show and to do something good for somebody. Especially after all we’ve gone through the past year and a half. It felt good to uplift somebody else. I’ve always loved cooking for people. So it not only uplifted them [Erin & Ben] to help Miss Myrick, but it uplifted me to help her, too.”

For anyone who still wants to try the recipe, here are the details and the procedure.

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  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • Six eggs
  • 3 sticks of butter
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp of salt


Mix the ingredients and beat them well. After that, pour the mix into a greased and floured bundt pan. The next step is to put it into a cold oven and bake it at 300 degrees for about 90 minutes. Take it out of the oven carefully, and the delicious pound cake is ready to be served.

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