This recipe for vanilla pound cake is a classic, with the perfect balance of sugar, butter, and eggs to create the right crumb and flavor.
As with all baking recipes, it’s vital to use ingredients at room temperature when making this cake.
The batter may be made in advance and refrigerated until ready for baking. Baking time will vary depending on the oven and pan to bake the cake.
Keep an eye on it, and bake until the cake is golden brown and a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
If a cake is too brown, leave it in the oven for another minute or two. If the cake is undercooked, it will collapse when cooling. If the cake is overcooked, it will be dry.
How To Prepare Recipe For Vanilla Pound Cake?
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 60 Minutes
Ingredients For Recipe For Vanilla Pound Cake:
- 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan or a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing well after each addition.
6. Stir in the vanilla extract until the batter is smooth and well combined.
7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. The baking time may vary, so keep an eye on the cake and adjust if necessary.
9. Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 15 minutes.
10. Gently loosen the edges with a knife and invert the cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.
11. Once cooled, the pound cake is ready to be served. You can dust it with powdered sugar, glaze it, or serve it plain as desired.
Enjoy your delicious homemade Vanilla Pound Cake!
Nutrition Facts Of Recipe For Vanilla Pound Cake
- Calories: 724 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 91.2 g
- Cholesterol: 241 mg
- Fat: 48.3 g
- Fiber: 1.2 g
- Protein: 4.9 g
- Sodium: 596 mg
This recipe will work just as well with full-fat butter, but we prefer the lighter flavor that can be achieved with reduced-fat butter.
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