Homemade Pound Cake


This homemade pound cake recipe is buttery and rich with the flavor of shortbread cookies but still tender and light as a feather.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
1 bundt cake
Homemade Pound Cake


  • 3 ¼ cups white sugar

  • ¾ pound unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 6 extra large eggs, at room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 cup 1% milk


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

  2. Cream sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl 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.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix 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 flour mixture and milk.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 (per serving)

580 Calories
26g Fat
79g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 580
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 55g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 115mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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