Foolproof Pound Cake

    1 hour 5 min

    An incredibly simple cake, which is perfect for afternoon tea or for dessert. It's a great base to make cupcakes or birthday cakes.

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    Makes: 1 26cm tube cake

    • 225g butter flavoured margarine
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 6 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g plain flour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Spray a 26cm tube cake tin with cooking oil spray.
    2. Cream together the margarine and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, flour and mix well.
    3. Pour into prepared tin and bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 50 to 60 minutes or until top is golden brown.

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    This is a delicious traditional pound cake recipe which makes 2 cakes when baked in loaf pans (recipe doesn't really specifiy what kind of pan - one assumes a loaf pan since it is a "loaf" cake" - yes?). Wonderful cake (even with butter substituted for the Crisco), but keep in mind, it is a recipe for TWO CAKES when done in loaf pans (loaves) which is not mentioned in the recipe. Half recipe for one loaf - which is what I do.  -  18 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was in a hurry to make a cake for a gathering and this cake was perfect. Tasty, quick and easy to prepare. I will be making this cake often for my friends and family. It is also great doctored up with decorations.  -  25 Sep 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love this recipe. You can veriate it so much. The last time i did it i add white chocolate.  -  31 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)