Cold Oven Pound Cake

An old-fashioned pound cake that goes into a cold oven before baking.

Cold Oven Pound Cake


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


1 Do not preheat oven. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.

2 In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour alternately with the milk. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3 Place cake in cold oven, then set the temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Bake for 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.


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