I got this recipe from another 'blue ribbon junkie' friend of mine years ago. It is very firm and very fine textured. It is the only cake I use when doing cake sculpting, and works very well in the 2 piece cake molds. The lowest ribbon it has ever worn, when entered into baking competitions is a Blue Ribbon, and it has gotten as high as Best of Show at a State Fair.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
16
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tube pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 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). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Set aside.

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  • Cream together the sugar and butter until light. Continue beating and add 7 eggs, one at a time; beating well after each egg

  • In a separate bowl, mix together flour and cornstarch. Beat half of the flour mixture into the egg and sugar mixture.

  • Beat in 1/2 cup whipping cream, and then beat in the remainder of the flour mixture. Finish by beating in 1/2 cup more of whipping cream and vanilla.

  • Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 60 to 75 minutes. Cool on rack for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a serving plate.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 50.4g 16% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 132.3mg 44% DV; sodium 118.8mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2005
I made this pound cake yesterday and was very pleased with the results. I followed the recipe exactly making no substitutions or changes. If you like an old fashioned dense moist and flavorful pound cake then this is the cake for you. Like other reviewers I was nervous about the amount of vanilla called for but I am so glad that I used the full amount. It gives great flavor without being over powering. This pound cake is clearly deserving of more than 5 stars. Thank you for a truly WONDERFUL recipe - one that I will look forward to making again and again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2008
This cake was alright. It was easy to make. My only complaint was that it tasted a bit like eggs. I won't make this one again I don't think. I think it might be quite good with a good buttercream or something of the like. Read More
(13)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
I made this easy on myself - measured out 2-1/2 c. of flour, and 1/4 c. plus 2 T. cornstarch. For some reason I have a tendency to make a lot of pound cakes and I've tried a good many of them. This recipe, while very good, is not my favorite. It's a beautiful cake in terms of texture, density and crumb. It's also very rich and moist, which was to be expected with the whipping cream and so many eggs. But it's almost TOO rich and eggy for a pound cake - 4-6 eggs, I've found, is perfect. I like that yellow "egginess" in a yellow layer cake, but didn't like it here. Also, it was a little too heavy on the vanilla for my tastes. Beware, this cake IS yellow, so keep that in mind if you're a doing a wedding cake or other cake where you want it to be more white. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2005
I made this pound cake yesterday and was very pleased with the results. I followed the recipe exactly making no substitutions or changes. If you like an old fashioned dense moist and flavorful pound cake then this is the cake for you. Like other reviewers I was nervous about the amount of vanilla called for but I am so glad that I used the full amount. It gives great flavor without being over powering. This pound cake is clearly deserving of more than 5 stars. Thank you for a truly WONDERFUL recipe - one that I will look forward to making again and again. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2004
Made this cake the other day. My family just loved this cake. Dense,firm, and the crumb was very fine. Easy and tasty what a great combination. I wasn't sure about the amount of vanilla but I am sure glad I used the full amount a really nice vanilla flavor. I made the recipe Strawberry fluff (All Recipes) to go with it I didn't frost the cake but I added a spoon to each slice how pretty and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
EXCELLENT cake. Perfect texture dense moist held up well for a sculpted wedding cake. I creamed the butter and sugar mixture for a good 6-7 minutes in my stand mixer then beat the butter/sugar/egg mixture for another 4-5 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. I also added a scant teaspoon of almond extract. Since this cake is so deliciously rich I'm not sure I'd want to serve it with a typical amount of buttercream frosting. I covered the cake with a very thin layer of buttercream and fondant; any more than that would've been too much to me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2007
I was looking for a sculpted-cake recipe and this one is terrific! Very dense crumb that holds up well to sculpting... and a wonderful flavor. (I didn't change the recipe one bit aside from baking it in 4 small oval layers for about 35 minutes.) Came out very moist and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2005
Great cake and easy to make. I baked in a bundt pan and it was almost too much batter but it worked. Glazed with Satiny Chocolate Glaze from this site. I added a teaspoon of almond extract along with the vanilla but next time I'd add less almond. I made this for my hubby's birthday and it was perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/01/2008
This cake was alright. It was easy to make. My only complaint was that it tasted a bit like eggs. I won't make this one again I don't think. I think it might be quite good with a good buttercream or something of the like. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This was a great pound cake. My family loved it devoured it immediately and asked when I was going to make another one. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2005
This is great for making petit fours as well. It is robust enough to endure dipping in apricot glaze then fondant without falling apart but is moist and flavorful. It is even wonderful plain. Read More
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