This is a moist, rich, dense vanilla pound cake that looks beautiful and tastes heavenly. My family requests it often. The ingredients are simple and basic, and making it is a snap. It really is the ultimate served with strawberries and whipped cream!

LisaK

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang over 2 sides.

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  • Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in flour. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Pour batter into a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

  • Lift cake out of the loaf pan using the overhanging parchment paper. Place on a wire rack and cool completely before slicing, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 51.4g 17% DV; fat 25.8g 40% DV; cholesterol 154mg 51% DV; sodium 246.5mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2017
I found this little gem and saw that no one had made or at least didn't share a rating so I had to give it a try and glad I did. Didn't change a thing and everyone truly enjoyed! Thanks for sharing Lisa.K. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2019
The taste was good but it was dry. The only part that was moist was the middle. I followed the instructions. I am going to make it one more time, maybe i did something wrong. I will keep you posted. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2017
I found this little gem and saw that no one had made or at least didn't share a rating so I had to give it a try and glad I did. Didn't change a thing and everyone truly enjoyed! Thanks for sharing Lisa.K. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2020
Took more like 1 hour to cook Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2019
This came out excellent. I picked it cause there was less sugar butter & eggs then most recipes and it was easy. The only difference I made in the recipe was I added 1 tablespoon of milk. It came out moist not dry. Instead of 45 minutes it took about an hour. I think the parchment paper is an excellent idea cause nothing burned. It was golden brown all around. Just perfect. Definitely will be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
Great recipe. Nice light and delicious. I modified a few steps making it. I sifted all dry ingredients and added it gradually at the end to the wet ingredients (so mixed eggs one at a time to butter/sugar etc then added dry). Also not sure why but I found it took much longer than 45 minutes to bake - closer to a hour. But I will definitely make this pound cake again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2019
not bad but i had to bake for 1 hour and 20 mins. After 45 mins the top was still watery looking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2019
Amazing flavor! I made this exact recipe but I didn t quite fill to one cup of sugar to curb some sweetness since there are 3 tbsp of brown sugar also. Per the tips article on Butter & pound cakes on this website I dropped the room temperature eggs one by one and added the flour 1/2 cup by half cup as I mixed. this was more manageable as you cream the sugar-butter mix with the flour and eggs. I topped with pecan crumbles to decorate a bit and gave as this as Christmas care packages to my relatives. They loved it. I can see myself baking this again but subbing vanilla with rum extract as the batter is so good! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/09/2019
The taste was good but it was dry. The only part that was moist was the middle. I followed the instructions. I am going to make it one more time, maybe i did something wrong. I will keep you posted. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2019
This recipe is a keeper. I added 1 T. milk and added the flour/baking powder/salt after eggs were incorporated. Baked 60 minutes in a glass loaf dish. I really liked using the parchment paper as suggested. The loaf has a dense, even crumb and is very tasty with strawberries and cream! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2019
Made with different favoring but made the same and is delicious. Read More