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Homemade Pound Cake

Updated on March 10, 2014

Pound Cake. an old fashioned cake with a modern twist

Once you made a Pound Cake with a pound each of four ingredients: flour, butter, eggs, and sugar

We don't have to use a pound anymore, the quantity of the ingredients can change as long as they're all the same weight, the ratio must be the same; 1:1:1:1.

A Pound Cake on its own is tasty enough but over the years, toppings and other additives make this old-fashioned favourite a very versatile cake.

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Basic Pound Cake Recipe

This basic recipe will get you started


4 cups flour

6 eggs

6 cups sugar

2 cups butter

2 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt


Cream butter and sugar, mixing well. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add flour, baking powder, salt and extract. Beat well. Pour batter into a large greased bundt cake pan. Place the cake in the oven and then turn on the oven to 325 degrees. Bake for approximately 55 minutes. Let cool.

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To make a quick glaze for your pound cake you will need:

1 cup Powdered Sugar

3 tbsp. Milk

3 tbsp. Unsalted Butter

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Melt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter in a small saucepan on the stove top. Remove saucepan from stove when butter is completely melted. Add 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla to the saucepan containing the melted butter. Stir glaze in saucepan with a spatula until smooth. Pour hot glaze over warm pound cake.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

A fun twist on a classic recipe

This reipe is courtesy of That's My Home.


3/4 pound butter, softened (1 1/2 cups)

1/2 pound cream cheese, softened

2 cups sugar

1 pinch salt

2 teaspoons butter flavoring

6 eggs, room temperature

3 cups sifted flour

1 pint strawberries, sliced


Cream the cheese, butter, and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add a pinch of salt and the butter flavoring, and beat the mixture well.

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Stir in the flour. Gradually add the sliced strawberries, gently folding them in after each addition.

Spoon the batter into a buttered and floured cake pan. (Use loaf pans or those nice little mini-loaf sizes for gift-giving)

Bake the cake in a preheated 325ºF oven for one-and-a-half hours, until the cake begins to shrink from the sides of the pan. Place the pans on cooling racks until cooled; turn cakes gently onto wire racks. Top with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

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    • ramonabeckbritman profile image

      Ramona 5 years ago from Arkansas

      Love this pound cake Lens! Pound cake is my husbands favorite.I master it at spurts since I'm not much of a baker. Your pound cake sounds wonderful.

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      Fay Favored 6 years ago from USA

      Love to eat pound cake with strawberries, but never made it with cream cheese. It sounds marvelous. I'm going to try this recipe.

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      That sounds mighty tasty!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great, thanks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great, thanks.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      The pound cake sounds great and so does the easy glaze.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Looks delicious! I like strawberries and whipped cream on mine!