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.

Published by Christina Wallace

Hey, y’all! I’m Christina - a wife, mama, and small town Southern girl. I love cooking, entertaining, and decorating our home on Blueberry Hill. My favorite things are rainy days, good books, old furniture with chippy paint, vintage Pyrex, handwritten recipes, porch swings, sweet tea, and old church cookbooks. Thanks for checking out my blog! In this space, you will find my favorite recipes, some of our DIY home projects, and lots of our family adventures. I hope you enjoy it and come back often to see what’s new on Blueberry Hill!

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