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Easy Pound Cake Recipe

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Easy Pound Cake Recipe – This simple recipe made with eggs, butter, sugar, flour, and a few other everyday ingredients is the perfect staple dessert!

Pound cake

Easy Pound Cake Recipe

We’re all about “easy recipes” around here, and when you use that phrase in front of a word like “cake” then you better believe you’ll find it in our easy recipe archives.

Which is why I’m super excited to share with you this easy pound cake recipe that will probably become a staple in your own home.

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Pound Cake Flavor + Topping Ideas

What I love about a pound cake, is that you can flavor it or top it with just about anything to customize the flavor you’re looking for, or leave it plain and capture the buttery-sugary goodness.

  • glaze (like this recipe)
  • fresh fruit
  • crunchy items (like cookies, nuts, graham crackers, etc.)
  • icing
  • sugars

How to Make Pound Cake

You can find the full recipe card below, but I love to show the process in images as well in case you’re a visual person like me!

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You’ll start by mixing together the butter and the sugar for about 3 minutes. (Why do almost all good dessert recipes start with butter & sugar?!?!)

Then, add in the eggs and vanilla and mix for about 5 minutes.

How to make pound cakeNext, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

The BEST Pound cake recipeReduce mixer speed to low and add half of the flour mixture and half the milk and mix for 5 minutes.

Recipe for pound cakeAdd the second half of flour mixture and milk… and mix for 5 minutes.

Recipe for easy pound cake

Grease and flour your bundt pan (or pan of your choosing) and pour in batter, while smoothing out any bubbles!

What kind of pan for a pound cake - bundt cakePlace the pan in a cool oven and set the temperature to 350℉ and bake for 1 hour.

The cake will be done when a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean!

Allow 30 minutes for the cake to cool, and then remove from the pan (using a butter knife around the edges help) and turn upside down to finish cooling.

You’ll want the cake fully cooled before drizzling the glaze.

Pound Cake Glaze

The glaze for your pound cake is really, really simple. Although the buttery goodness of a pound cake it plenty, the glaze adds a delicious touch and smooth, creamy, silky texture. 

For the glaze, you’ll need:

  • 1 3/4 cup of confectioners sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of whole milk

Glaze or Icing recipe for pound cake

Simply add powdered sugar (confectioners sugar) to a bowl, and add 1 tbsp of milk to the sugar at a time, stirring it in until smooth.

glaze for pound cake recipe

Drizzle over your cake and serve!

Pretty Pound cake pan and recipe

Drizzle for pound cake

Doesn’t that look amazingly scrumptious? I’m not sure if there’s anything better than the classics. 

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Easy Pound Cake Recipe

Easy Pound Cake Recipe - This simple recipe made with eggs, butter, sugar, flour, and a few other everyday ingredients is the perfect staple dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy cake recipe, easy pound cake recipe, pound cake recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cool 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 387kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 3 egg yokes room temperature
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp whole milk
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar

Glaze

  • 1 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 4 tbsp whole milk

Instructions

  • Move oven rack to middle of the oven.
  • Mix butter and sugar in large bowl until creamed, about 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, beat 5 minutes on medium.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low and add ½ of the flour mixture and half the milk. Mix 5 minutes
  • Add second half of flour mixture and milk. Mix 5 minutes.
  • Generously grease and flour bundt pan.
  • Pour batter into pan and tap to remove bubbles.
  • Place pan in cool oven, set temperature to 350℉ and bake 1 hour. Cake will be done when a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool 30 minutes before releasing the edges with a knife and turning the pan upside down to finish cooling. 

Glaze

  • Add one tablespoon of milk at a time to confectioners sugar to achieve desired consistency. 
  • Drizzle over cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 100mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 11.3% | Calcium: 4.5% | Iron: 2.7%

Easily top your pound cake with fresh berries and extra powdered sugar for an added touch of flavor and cuteness!

sprinkle powdered sugar on your pound cake if you prefer!

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