Cake Mix Buttermilk Pound Cake

I’m still stuck on those delicious, juicy peaches.  I can’t help it…they were just so good!  While the peaches lasted, they had my kitchen smelling so sweet and peachy, I just had to make a pound cake to eat with them and vanilla ice cream…but I didn’t want to do a lot of work.  My cake mix buttermilk pound cake was the perfect recipe for an easy, perfectly rich accompaniment to those luscious peaches! I just love cake mix hacks like this one!

My cake mix buttermilk pound cake was the perfect recipe for an easy, perfectly rich accompaniment to those luscious peaches! I just love cake mix hacks like this one!

I adore pound cake, but I don’t like the work involved with making one from scratch. Beat this, add that slowly, one at a time, start with this, finish with that, yaddah, yaddah yaddah…who has the time?  It’s summer, and I want to play!  Yep, Sara Lee makes a darn good one, and I’ve been guilty of buying a frozen pound cake in the past, but I had some buttermilk leftover from Daddy-O’s visit (we have to have it so he can make us his famous buttermilk pancakes…heavenly!), and I needed to use it up. Plus, I didn’t say I didn’t like fresh; I just wanted less work! This cake mix buttermilk pound cake recipe is super-simple and so delicious; it’s perfect smothered in sweetened peaches and vanilla ice cream!  It would be perfect with any fruit, really, but the Peach Park peaches were the star of the show with this cake.

You may have seen a simple cake mix pound recipe that is similar, but calls for water instead of buttermilk.  It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but the buttermilk substitution just takes this cake over the top. You can sub buttermilk for water in any cake recipe, but be sure to add a couple of tablespoons more buttermilk than the water called for…buttermilk is thicker and it takes a little more. 

Grease your tube or bundt cake pan really well for this, and you can even flour it if you think you need to.  I just made sure to spray mine really well with non-stick cooking spray and the beautiful cake popped right out after cooling for about 15 minutes on a wire rack. 

My cake mix buttermilk pound cake was the perfect recipe for an easy, perfectly rich accompaniment to those luscious peaches! I just love cake mix hacks like this one!

The only thing left to do was slice it up, and top it with vanilla ice cream and sweetened peaches!  And eat it, of course.

If you don’t like peaches, you could have strawberries, blueberries, or any fruit you want!  Not a fruit person?  Drizzle a delicious homemade chocolate sauce over this cake mix buttermilk pound cake, or cut into cubes and enjoy with chocolate fondue!  Ok, hold up…I need to take a breather….those ideas just made me a little weak in the knees!

I hope you’ll try this delicious cake mix buttermilk pound cake, and soon.  Let me know what you think!  Y’all can pretty much tell what I think, right?

Cake Mix Buttermilk Pound Cake

Cake Mix Buttermilk Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 Box yellow cake mix
  • 1 Box (3.4 oz ) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup + 2 Tablespoons buttermilk
  • ⅓ Cup oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a tube pan or bundt pan very well.
  3. Add all ingredients to a large glass mixing bowl.
  4. Beat on low with electric mixer for 1 minute to combine ingredients, then stop and scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula.
  5. Beat on medium for about 2-3 minutes; do not over mix.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before turning out of the pan.
  8. Enjoy with fresh fruit and ice cream or whipped cream, or both!
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Go have your cake and eat it too, ok?

X,O,X,O,   Martie

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