How to Make Homemade Pound Cake! (Recipe featured in Pies from Nowhere)

Hi folks! October is NATIONAL DESSERT MONTH, so what better time to introduce you all to the inspirational, baking-infused story of Georgia Gilmore? Georgia used her talents to start the Club from Nowhere, a tight-knit group of bakers and cooks who helped raise money for the Montgomery Bus Boycott. You can read all about her story in Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which comes out November 6th!


Georgia Gilmore’s Homemade Pound Cake

1 pound butter

2 cups sugar

6 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

a little milk

2 cups flour




1.) With the help of an adult, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Then add the eggs, vanilla, and milk. Add the flour and blend together.


2.) Lightly grease a tube pan. Pour in the batter and bake for 1 hour.


3.) Turn it upside down-let it cool and then cut it. Thin slices or thick slices, however you want.


*Makes 15 servings, according to how thinly you slice it.



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