Cake Recipe

Vanilla Pound Cake Recipes

1   Gather your ingredients. Pound cake is one of the simplest cakes to bake. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup (225 g) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (225 g) of granulated sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons (9.9 mL) of vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups (240 g) of cake flour (or, you can use 2 cups minus 2 Tbsp (234 g) of all-purpose flour plus 2 Tbsp (16 g) of cornstarch)

2  Preheat the oven to 325 °F (163 °C) and grease and flour a cake pan. Pound cakes are best baked in deep pans, such as loaf pans or bundt pans. Use butter or shortening to grease the pan. Then, sprinkle a light layer of flour into the pan, rotate the pan until it’s evenly coated, then tap out the excess flour.

3   Cream the butter and sugar. Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat them together until the mixture is light, fluffy and creamy.

4   Add the eggs and vanilla. For best results, add the eggs one at a time and beat the mixture in between. Keep beating the mixture until the eggs are completely incorporated

5   Stir in the cake flour. Keep the electric mixer on low or use a wooden spoon to stir the flour in a bit at a time until it’s just incorporated. Be careful not to overmix it.

6   Pour the batter into the pan. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

7    Bake the cake for 1 hour 15 minutes. Rotate the pan 180 degrees halfway through the cook time to ensure  it bakes evenly. The cake is finished when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Enjoy your delicious homemade cake!

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