Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Old Fashioned Pound Cake


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About this recipe: A delicious sponge cake, which is easy to make and tastes fantastic. It is made by popping the cake batter in a cold oven before starting it up. Enjoy as is or decorate with your favourite icing.

Etta Coates

Serves: 16 

  • 325g margarine
  • 600g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 250ml milk
  • 375g plain flour

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Do not preheat oven. Grease and flour a 26cm tube cake tin.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour alternately with the milk. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  3. Place cake in cold oven, then set the temperature to 150 C / Gas 2. Bake for 90 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

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Lovely cake for shaping.Holds its shape well and nice and moist too - 03 Sep 2012

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