How to make Pound Cake


This recipe is from my Great-Aunt…we called her Tante Katchen….actually we called her Tante Katche (pronounced: Ke cha)…..and when you wrote Katchen or Katche you would put two dots over the A.  Her American name was Katharina….pronounced….Katarina.

Below is her pound cake recipe….I have her original recipe…the recipe she typed out on a recipe card…actually it is not even a recipe card…she must have been at the bank the day she got the recipe from her friend…or boss my mom thinks…Mrs. Schoenwalter (mom said with two dots over the O)….anyway the recipe looks like it was written on a bank slip…either t0 withdraw or deposit money from INDEPENDENCE SAVINGS BANK.

Well….Tante Katche’s recipe…or Mrs. Schoenwalter’s…whomever she is…..this recipe is the most ridiculous…crazy…delicious pound cake I ever had in my life.  The batter is as thick as glue when you make it….and my kids could lick the bowl until there was absolutely nothing left to make the cake.

Well Katie Borreato and I made this pound cake tonight…and then we topped with home-made crumbs during the last fifteen minutes….I will post that recipe later tonight. 

I hope you love…the recipe below is re-typed just as it is on the INDEPENDENCE SAVINGS BANK-RECIPE CARD.   Below is exactly as it was written…


From Mrs. Schoenwalter: Pound Cake:

1 PD. Soft Butter

3 Cups Sugar

6 Large Eggs-well beaten eggs

5 Cups Flour

2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Cup Warm Milk

Some lemon juice

Mix butter gradually with sugar.  Little by little add other ingredients-butter pan very good-little cracker meal on top.

Bake 1:15 hr. minutes-350 -400 degrees


Whenever I make this pound cake I make my own crumbs….like for a crumb cake…and put on the last 15 minutes of cooking.  I have never put cracker meal on top of the pound cake.  I make the pound cake in traditional loaf pans…and then during the holidays I may use a festive wreath-like pan. 

It really is the best pound cake I have ever had.


About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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2 Responses to How to make Pound Cake

  1. Kim says:


  2. Maggie says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    I want to try it with my two little ones, too.

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