Pound cakes do not need icing, and always taste great either way.

Carol
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Separate the eggs. Beat the whites to stiff peaks, and reserve the yolks.

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  • In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter or margarine. Beat in egg yolks. Stir in milk and vanilla. Add flour, 1 cup at a time. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Pour batter into well greased large tube pan.

  • Bake for 90 minutes at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

556 calories; 29.6 g total fat; 177 mg cholesterol; 231 mg sodium. 66.7 g carbohydrates; 7.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (101)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2004
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. Read More
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116 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2007
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. Read More
(131)
Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
PERFECT! I made this in a large 9x13 rectangle pan 60 mins at 325. Not too sweet nice sponge texture great with whipped cream and strawberries made this for Canada weekend HUGE HIT! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2005
Great recipe and so easy to make. The only thing I ommited were the eggs. The cake will rise without them. I would recommend to this anyone. This is even Great for Kids or Adults who have allergic reactions to eggs. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/05/2006
Followed ingredients and directions. VERY dry. Will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2004
This is a FANTASTIC cake! A very heavy and sweet cake. It needs no icing! Will always be in my recipe book! A must have! Thank You Carol! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2008
Very Yummy!! I did go by the suggestion of only adding 6 eggs.. turned out fine... and no eggy taste!.... When it came to beating the whites I added 2/3 of the sugar required to form a meringue like substance... it always seems to work out better for me. I would also suggest glaze (for that extra sweet tooth!) with 1/4 cup of milk and 3/4 cup of white sugar with a teaspoon of vanilla(combine over medium/low heat). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2007
Great with a capital G! My children said that it was just yummy! Read More
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