Classic Pound Cake

When it comes to cakes this Classic Pound Cake has always been a favorite, super simple with minimal ingredients makes this cake a winner.

Pound Cake

If you were anything like me, growing up you grew up with the traditional pound cake recipe. My mom was a huge pound cake fan and this was one of the cakes that she made most often.

Now this cake is basic, but the flavor in this pound cake is just so good that regardless of how simple and plain it might seem, it has and will still remain one of my absolute favorite cakes ever.

There are so many different ways that people make pound cake that it is crazy to consider what is truly “classic” there are pound cakes that are made with lemon, cream cheese, sour cream, etc. 

Pound Cake Recipe

Now those I don’t myself consider classic pound cakes, but I could be mistaken, we consider this recipe classic as it’s what we have always and continue to use over and over again, going back decades.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla

This ingredients list is super short, although the amounts of each ingredient are a lot. Now they don’t call it pound cake for nothing, it is called pound cake because usually it has a pound of each ingredients, now mine is scaled back slightly but does include one pound of butter, so you know its going to be good and rich!

When I think of easy cakes I think of just basic tried and true recipes that my mom used to make. I will admit that these days I love to branch out with fun a creative recipes but just the classics are the ones I still love the most.

How to make pound cake

Some of my other favorite classic cake recipes include:

Let’s just say all in all I’m addicted to all things cake. I don’t know what it is but cake has always been and always will be my weakness. It will be that one dessert that I put above all else.

Now while I don’t have a real true favorite cake recipe, traditional is the best. This easy pound cake can be topped with a lot of different things.

Classic Pound Cake

Now our favorite things is just some fresh whipped cream and some fresh fruit most of the times. But there are a lot of people who like to top it with a drizzle of caramel or chocolate even.

Now however you eat your cake is perfectly fine by me as long as you eat it all. Now that is just cake abuse if you don’t finish that! 

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE PERFECT POUND CAKE RECIPE?

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Spray and flour a 10″ tube pan and set aside.
  • In bowl of stand mixer add your flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat on low speed for about 2 minutes until it starts to combined then bump your speed up to medium and beat for another 2 minutes until smooth.
  • Spread into prepared pan and bake in oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 5-10 minutes before removing and cooling completely on wire rack.

Easy Pound Cake

This classic pound cake recipe couldn’t get any easier. If you don’t own a tube pan you can also use an angel food cake pan or a 10 cup bundt pan, as long as it will hold enough of this batter because it is quite a lot.

This is one recipe to keep on your menu because everyone loves a good pound cake and its one of those recipes that never gets old!

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5 from 5 votes
Classic Pound Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

When it comes to cakes this Classic Pound Cake has always been a favorite, super simple with minimal ingredients makes this cake a winner.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic Pound Cake, Easy Pound Cake, How to make pound cake, Pound Cake, Pound Cake Recipe
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 792 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 Tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Spray and flour a 10" tube pan and set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer add your flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs and vanilla.
  4. Beat on low speed for about 2 minutes until it starts to combined then bump your speed up to medium and beat for another 2 minutes until smooth.
  5. Spread into prepared pan and bake in oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 5-10 minutes before removing and cooling completely on wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 792 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 197mg 66%
Sodium 382mg 16%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 99g 33%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 61g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 26.1%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 15.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 thoughts on “Classic Pound Cake

  1. This is almost identical to the pound cake recipe I got from my mom years ago. It is so easy to make, and so delicious. My favorite way to serve it is for strawberry shortcake. So good!

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