Buttery homemade pound cake that's rich with the flavor of shortbread cookies, but still tender and light as a feather.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 12-cup fluted tube pan (such as Bundt®).

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  • Place sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl. Cream together using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or a hand mixer, on medium speed, until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 45 seconds after each addition. Add vanilla extract and beat for 30 seconds.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the butter and egg mixture, mixing on low speed, until just blended. Add 1/2 cup milk and beat on low speed until just blended. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula between each addition. Repeat with remaining dry ingredients and milk.

  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, filling no more than 2/3 full. Smooth the top with a spoon or a spatula.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake is just starting to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before inverting onto a plate. Allow to cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Facts

579.5 calories; protein 7.8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 79.4g 26% DV; fat 26.4g 41% DV; cholesterol 169.7mg 57% DV; sodium 172.3mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2020
Amazing Pound Cake!! Followed the directions as given and my family loved it. My wife said I was the official pound cake maker from now on and this is the only recipe I can use. Read More
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07/03/2020
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2020
Amazing Pound Cake!! Followed the directions as given and my family loved it. My wife said I was the official pound cake maker from now on and this is the only recipe I can use. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2020
I haven't made this yet, but it sounds easy & tasty. Pound Cake is nice to have around the house to eat as is, or we also like to have it with a fresh fruit salad on the side or on top. Strawberries (w/their juices) are also good on top w/whipped cream. Makes a tasty Strawberry Shortcake. Read More
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