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What is a good recipe for southern pound cake?

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The pound cake with custard sauce from Southern Living is a good recipe that has received many positive reviews from home cooks who have tried it. A sweet buttermilk pound cake is topped with a thick and creamy custard sauce.

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To make pound cake with custard sauce, beat 1 1/3 cups of softened butter at medium speed until it is creamy. Slowly add 2 1/2 cups of sugar, beating the entire time, until the mixture is fluffy and light. Add 6 large eggs, one at a time, beating to blend each one into the batter before adding the next.

Add 3 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of buttermilk in small portions, alternating between the two ingredients, and ending with flour. Beat at low speed between each addition. Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and pour the batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake the cake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour and 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set the pan on a wire rack for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Meanwhile, whisk together 2 cups of buttermilk, 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon of corn starch and 3 egg yolks in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil for one minute, remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Serve this mixture over the top or on the side of the pound cake.

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