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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
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American, European, French
Keyword: airy, light, soft, sweet
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 497kcal
Author: In the Kitchen with Matt


  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer
  • tube pan or bundt cake pan
  • Spatula
  • Bowls


  • 1 lb of butter room temp (softened) (453g)
  • 3 cups of white granulated sugar 600g
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour 480g
  • 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! :)



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