Old Fashioned Pound Cake

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    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.

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    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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    Reviews in English (66)


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


    First time I have made this cake it tastes lovely even my friend like it so proud of myself as I don't bake a lot here's to the next bake  -  22 Feb 2018


    Delicious with a very nice texture. One slight addition which perks up the flavor: add 1/2 teaspoon mace (also known as pound cake spice). This adds a little "oomph".  -  15 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)