Easy Pound Cake Recipe
One of my fondest memories of my mom was helping her in the kitchen. I was happy to do whatever she wanted, whether it was fetching ingredients from the pantry or fridge, stirring a bowl of something sweet or washing the dishes.
Passed Down Recipes Are The Best
Now I love to bake, but not so much so the dishes! One of my favorite sweets on a plate is my Easy Pound Cake Recipe From Scratch. It is a recipe passed down from my grandmother. And yes, it IS that good!
Which Toppings Should I Use?
I am happy to eat my Easy Pound Cake Recipe From Scratch with strawberries, whipped cream, a lemon glaze, a fruit compote or plain. Nothing beats that rich and buttery flavor.
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How do you like to eat your pound cake? Do you like toppings or have it plain? We love it with fresh fruit and whipped cream. This dessert is the perfect end to a delicious meal like my Best Meatloaf on the Planet recipe.
Say Goodbye To Those Boxed Mixes
Why use a boxed mix when you can this mouth watering Easy Pound Cake Recipe From Scratch? I bet you have most of the ingredients in your pantry and fridge. When you are making this recipe, you can use either a loaf or a bundt pan.
A Silicone Pan Is A Baker’s Dream
For me, I will use a silicone bundt pan because they bake evenly, the cake pops right out and they clean up like a dream. While you read over this recipe, I think I will get myself a slice of this amazing pound cake! Enjoy!
Easy Pound Cake Recipe
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 1/2 cups granulated
- 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Confectioner's sugar for dusting (optional)
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two standard loaf pans.
- Cream the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. With the mixer on medium speed, beat in the eggs, one at a time.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, and vanilla. Add the flour and buttermilk mixtures alternately to the batter, beginning and ending with the flour. Divide the batter evenly between the pans, smooth the tops, and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a toothpick comes out clean or the cake spring back when you touch it.
What is your favorite way to eat pound cake? Plain or with a topping? Which topping?
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Ben Butler saysMarch 4, 2015 at 6:06 pm
That’s awesome! Pound cake is my favorite, but I’ve never made it from scratch before. Thanks!
Robin Rue saysMarch 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm
Pound cake is the best. I love it the most in a strawberry shortcake. Or anytime 😉
chubskulit saysMarch 4, 2015 at 9:31 pm
I have bookmarked this page, thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I don’t bake a lot but once in a while, I do it for the kids and hubby who love baked goodies.
Ricci saysMarch 4, 2015 at 11:46 pm
I LOVE pound cake and like you I can just eat it plain or with other yummies on it. My Grandma makes this icing specifically for her pound cakes and it goes on thick and gets hard and it just amazing!!!
CiaSays saysMarch 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm
Pound cake was my grandfather’s cake of choice. I haven’t had it in eons.
Liz Mays saysMarch 5, 2015 at 1:34 am
Pound cakes were a pretty big part of my childhood. I love them! I need to make my own soon!
Nina Say saysMarch 5, 2015 at 1:42 am
I haven’t had pound cake in a very very long time. This looks absolutely delicious.
Elizabeth O. saysMarch 5, 2015 at 1:47 am
Oooohhh… I love pound cake with fruits and clotted cream!
Now I’m craving for some!
Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack saysMarch 5, 2015 at 2:42 am
I love pound cake. I cannot believe that they used to use a whole pound of butter to make it.
Pauline Cabrera saysMarch 5, 2015 at 4:10 am
Who doesn’t want pound cake with some fruits? I think it’s
the first combination! I may add some raisins too!
Pauline Cabrera saysMarch 5, 2015 at 10:11 pm
Who doesn’t want pound cake with some fruits? I think
it’s the perfect combination! I may add some raisins too!
Echo (The Mad Mommy) saysMarch 5, 2015 at 4:31 am
Oh man, pound cake is so delicious! I love it with strawberries, whipped cream and powdered sugar!
ashleigh walls saysMarch 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm
Every time I hear the words “from scratch” I get nevous. Only because I don’t think I could ever make something from scratch but this looks soooo doable!
Coach Donna saysMarch 5, 2015 at 2:29 pm
I so enjoy your images, recipe and the thought that we can make our own pound cake, which I love with strawberries, whipped cream – especially in the summer – thank you!
lincolnthefrench saysMarch 5, 2015 at 3:49 pm
OMG, I haven’t had pound cake in so long. Looks amazing.
Kori saysMarch 5, 2015 at 4:42 pm
I can’t remember the last time I had pound cake. This looks so good and definitely going to have to give it a try soon.
Mistee Dawn saysMarch 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm
Yum. That looks so good. I would eat mine with fruit and cool whip. It looks so good, I want some now.
Sharon Ulery Ruggieri saysMarch 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm
It’s been ages since I had pound cake…and anything with whip cream and strawberries is going in my belly!
Erin Shebish saysMarch 5, 2015 at 6:32 pm
I just love making pound cake. Especially in the summer. I won’t deny that I smother slices of the cake with strawberries and whipped cream. lol.
Ann Bacciaglia saysMarch 5, 2015 at 8:12 pm
I love pond cake with powdered sugar and fresh strawberries. I will have to try this recipe this weekend.
CourtneyLynne Storms saysMarch 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm
Omg this looks delicious!! I use to love pound cake as a kid! Haven’t had it in years!
Lynn Dee saysMarch 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm
My mom used to bake cakes. I haven’t tried baking cake from scratch yet. Would love to try this.
Roselynn787 saysMarch 6, 2015 at 4:08 pm
My mom has made us all pound cake fans in my household. These photos are making me crave one so badly now.
Roselynn787 saysMarch 9, 2015 at 6:42 pm
I ended up showing my mother this recipe over the weekend and she was so excited to give it a try. I ended up taking your advice and buying a few things from Amazon, I was surprised at how inexpensive they were priced. Much better than going to the corner store and picking them up. Now I can’t wait for mom to bake some poundcake!
Chrystal M. saysMarch 6, 2015 at 5:28 pm
Yum yum. I have never made a pound cake from scratch but I would totally try even though I am not the best baker when it comes to desserts. This looks amazing.
songbirdsandbuttons saysMarch 8, 2015 at 7:37 pm
ooh, this looks so delicious! I love pound cake! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Camesha saysMarch 9, 2015 at 4:54 am
Yum! I am such a sucker for a good pound cake. This looks so good! I’ve never made a cake from scratch. My husband would be shocked if I pulled this one off!
paulaschuck saysMarch 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm
I have actually never made pound cake. That is surprising even to me as I write it. I would make this soon actually and I think your recipe looks amazing!
Sunny saysMay 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm
I have the cake in the oven, and am cleaning up and have 1/2 cup of sugar left over. Did I miss something? Or perhaps its for whipping cream?
Vasudha Vig saysMarch 21, 2016 at 12:17 am
I made the gluten free cinnamon swirl bread yesterday by following your recipe and it was wonderful. Wondering if I could make this pound cake gluten free by just substituting it with gluten free all purpose flour?
mycraftingworld saysJanuary 25, 2017 at 6:42 am
This sounds great. I love homemade pound cake. I will try the cake and check out the pans. Thank you for the recipe.
Mary Songer saysJuly 3, 2018 at 12:34 am
I love pound cake and it tastes so much better homemade. This looks like a good recipe. I like to make strawberries in sugar, like for shortcake, and use it on pound cake. With whipped cream.