Scotty McCreery’s Great-Grandma Lillian’s Pound Cake

Scotty McCreery’s Great-Grandma Lillian’s Pound Cake

Scotty McCreery submitted his great-grandmother’s pound cake recipe for CMT and Southern Living’s cookbook “Country Music’s Greatest Eats”


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1⁄2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄3 tsp. table salt
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat butter, shortening, and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, and beat 1 minute until creamy. Beat in vanilla just until blended.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat 5 minutes.
  5. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour and 25 minutes).

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