Recipe for Plain American Pound Cake

Pound Cake
Pound Cake | Source

Rich, Buttery, Moist Pound Cake

This simple recipe produces a pleasantly rich and buttery pound cake. The American cake makes a wonderful dessert or snack, and can be eaten all year round. This recipe is great for beginners or those wishing to whip up a tasty treat in a hurry.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 1 loaf (6 servings) of pound cake

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 13 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened & cut into small chunks
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake. To make this, simply add chocolate chips to the mixture in step 6 and mix them through the blend.
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake. To make this, simply add chocolate chips to the mixture in step 6 and mix them through the blend. | Source
Pound Cake Topped with Blackberries, Strawberries and Whipped Cream
Pound Cake Topped with Blackberries, Strawberries and Whipped Cream | Source

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a loaf pan with butter.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk and vanilla in a large bowl by lightly whisking them together.
  3. Place the cake flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl and use an electric mixer to blend them together on low speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the butter to the dry mixture (step 3) along with half of the egg mixture (step 2) and mix using a rubber spatula until the dry ingredients become moist.
  5. Beat the concoction on medium speed for 1 minute, then scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Add the remaining egg mixture in 2 batches, beating for 20 seconds after adding each batch and scrape down the bowl's sides again.
  7. Use the spatula to scoop the batter into the loaf pan and smooth the surface until it is even.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 55 - 65 minutes, unless you are using a flute tube pan, in which case the baking time will be 35 - 45 minutes.
  9. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes then flip it gently onto a wire rack where it should be left to cool further.

Notes & Tips

  • In step 8, check if the cake is ready by inserting a toothpick into the centre. If it comes out clean, the cake is finished baking.

  • The baking time in step 8 will differ depending on the type of loaf pan you use. Keep an eye on the cake while it's baking to make sure it does not burn.

  • If you do not have any cake flour, you can make your own by retrieving 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and removing 3 tablespoons of it, then replacing those with 3 tablespoons of cornflour. Remember to blend the all-purpose flour and cornflour well by sifting them together 3 times.

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shea duane 4 years ago from new jersey

Yummmmmmmmmmm


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I vote for pound cake and fresh berries! Thank you for sharing.


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VendettaVixen 4 years ago from Ireland Author

@Shea

Glad you liked it.

@Vespawoolf

My favourite's strawberries, with plenty of cream. Thanks for stopping by.

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