Simple pound cake

Simple pound cake


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


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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