Grandma Sarah’s Blueberry Pound Cake

Grandma Sarah was Jeff’s grandmother. We moved into her house after she passed away, and as we were cleaning it out, I found a big book of her recipes. Since our blueberry bushes are full of berries right now, I went through her book a few days ago looking for blueberry recipes. She had a ton of them – lots of cakes, muffins, and crumbles – but pound cake is one of my favorites, so I decided to try this one first.

Four generations: Grandma Sarah, Grandma Ellen, Jeff, and Jack on Mother’s Day 2018

Here’s the recipe:


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup milk


  • Allow butter and eggs to stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, grease a 10 inch tube pan and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a very large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until the mixture’s well combined.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Stir the blueberries into the flour mixture.
  • Gently stir the blueberry mixture into the butter mixture by hand.
  • Stir in milk until just combined.
  • Spread batter into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for 60-75 minutes. (It took me 75, but check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the cake around 60 minutes. If the toothpick comes out clean, it’s done.)
  • Cool I’m the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

2 thoughts on “Grandma Sarah’s Blueberry Pound Cake

  1. Ellen June 18, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    I remember that cake well. Yours looks delicious

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