Classic Pound Cake Recipe: A Timeless Favorite

Gather 1 cup of unsalted butter (at room temperature), 1 cup of granulated sugar, 4 large eggs, 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

Ingredients

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Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually fold in flour and salt, then add vanilla extract.

Preparing the Batter

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Mixing Technique

Use a gentle folding motion when incorporating dry ingredients to keep the cake tender.

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Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Baking the Cake

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Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cooling

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Slice and serve the pound cake plain or with a dusting of powdered sugar and fresh berries.

Serving Suggestions

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Experiment with adding citrus zest, chocolate chips, or nuts to customize the flavor.

Variations

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Store the cooled cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to several days.

Storing

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Indulge in this classic pound cake—perfect for any occasion with its buttery richness and soft texture.

Enjoy

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