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Basic Pound Cake

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"This is my own recipe for pound cake. In this recipe, I use three different kinds of sugar and a lot of vanilla extract. It tastes good fresh and hot and also is good the day after."

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Original recipe makes 2 8x4-inch loaf pans Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8x4 inch loaf pans. Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda, set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, confectioners sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg whites and egg yolks, beating after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
  3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 27, 2003

This is a very simple and very tasty cake. Even better the day after!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 07, 2004

This recipe sounded great, but the overall flavor and consistency of the cake was not really like a pound cake.


38 Ratings

Sep 27, 2003

Excellent cake Annie. Thanks for posting it for all to enjoy. From Andrea

Mar 27, 2007

Followed the recipe and this turned out so moist and spongy. Topped it with whip cream and fresh strawberries! Yum. Thanks.

Sep 14, 2011

I give it 5 stars with the following modifications...1/2 cup brown sugar, substitute cream for milk, add a teaspoon of almond extract and use a full cup or came out vey moist and yummy! My mom and hubby loved it! I also made a glaze for it 1 cup confectioners sugar, 3 tbs of milk, 3 tbs of melted butter and a tsp of vanilla...poke holes in the cake and pour over warm cake a little at a time...YUM!

Sep 16, 2006

Very Moist and delicious. Best Pound cake I've ever made or tasted.

Mar 05, 2005

Thanks for the recipe! I was looking for something quick and easy to whip up to take over to my parents house as a dessert, when served with strawberries, cream and ice-cream it was a hit! Didn't taste like those artificial pound cakes that you buy at the store (with that really rich/sweet taste) - just right!!!

Jul 06, 2006

i made this in a springform pan and it was very good.


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  • Calories
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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