Simple pound cake

    1 hour 45 min

    A pound cake is simply a type of American sponge cake, always very simply flavoured and nice on its own with a cuppa.

    22 people made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 8 eggs, at room temperature
    • 525g caster sugar
    • 450g butter, at room temperature
    • 120ml milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 500g plain flour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Separate the eggs. Beat the whites to stiff peaks, and reserve the yolks.
    2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks. Stir in milk and vanilla. Add flour, about 100g at a time. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour cake mixture into a well greased 25cm tube cake tin, or a 25cm Bundt tin.
    3. Bake for 90 minutes at 170 C / Gas 3.


    You can reduce the amount of sugar by up to half if you prefer a less sweet cake.
    Bake the cake in two large loaf tins instead of one tube or Bundt tin; simply adjust cooking time as needed.

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    The recipe turned out great for me, a first time baker @38yrs.old,but i think it called for too many eggs. The first one I baked was good, but the second one could have won a prize. I used 6 eggs instead and used margarine instead of butter.  -  13 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The batter was SOOO buttery. I knew this cake would be like heaven. I followed the recipe to the letter(except the bake time. It was done in about half the time). However, when I ate it after baking, it tasted more like cooked eggs. I really did not taste any butter. I think it was a waste of my egg and butter supply. Sorry, but I would not make this again.  -  21 Mar 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A beautiful pound cake that would make Grandmother proud! I followed recipe as directed and it was beautiful. My Mother-in-law said it was better than her Mother made and she made the best!  -  05 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)