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Pound Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

This is a classic Pound Cake that has had a few minor adjustments from the traditional pound cake to produce the best flavor and texture. This pound cake is perfectly dense, moist, and has a nice vanilla flavor.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic pound cake, the best pound cake, traditional pound cake
Servings: 12 or more slices
Calories: 790 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 2 cups (452g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups (650g) sugar
  • 8 large eggs, room temperature
  • cups (445g) all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease and flour a 10+ cup bundt pan; set aside.

  2. Beat the butter until soft and there are no visible chunks. Add the sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl often.

  3. Add eggs one at a time; beating until just mixed before adding the next egg.

  4. On a low speed slowly add in the flour and salt and mix just until combined. Scrape the bowl often. Mix in the vanilla.

  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven as soon as a toothpick or wooden skewer comes out with a few crumbs. Let the cake cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter.

Recipe Notes
  1. STORAGE: Wrap tightly and store at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  2. FREEZER FRIENDLY: Wrap completely cooled cake in plastic wrap and then in foil and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature before unwrapping. 
  3. LOAF PAN OPTION: Grease and flour 2 9x5 loaf pans and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick or wooden skewer comes out with a few crumbs. 
Nutrition Facts
Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 790 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 194mg65%
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 108g36%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 59g66%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.