Easy Homemade Pound Cake
Pound cake is a classic cake for any occasion. It has a great buttery flavor and goes well with all kinds of different toppings. My favorite, strawberry sauce, and whipped cream. This easy homemade pound cake recipe using simple everyday ingredients. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Servings: 16 slices
- 1 lb of butter room temp (softened) (453g)
- 3 cups of white granulated sugar 600g
- 6 large eggs
- 4 cups all-purpose flour 512g
- 3/4 cup of milk 180mL
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract 10mL
- shortening for pan
- flour for dusting pan
Preheat the oven to 300 F/148 C. Place the rack in the middle position. In a large bowl add in the softened room temp butter. Add the sugar 1/3 at a time and cream that in with the butter using a hand or stand mixer.
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing them in until just combined, on medium speed. Scrape the sides of the bowl after the last egg.
Add the flour and milk a little at a time alternating between the two ingredients. And mixing them into the batter until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
After that, you can put the mixer away. Using a spatula fold in the vanilla extract into the pound cake batter.
Grease the sides and bottom of a bundt cake pan or tube cake pan, or you can use two rounds, or two bread pans. Then four the pan or pans. This will ensure the cake doesn't stick.
Add the pound cake batter to the pan/pans and bake for 1 hour and 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick or wooden skewer comes out clean after poking the center. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes before serving.
Turn the cake over and remove it from the pan. Add whatever toppings you want and serve! Enjoy! :)