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Traditional Pound Cake Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
Traditional Pound Cake: old-fashioned, moist, and so easy to make with just 6 simple ingredients. A butter-y classic that will make you swoon!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Traditional Pound Cake
Servings: 18
Calories: 452 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and mist a 10-cup tube pan generously with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and cream together on medium-high speed until very pale and fluffy (at least 5 minutes).
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, allowing each one to incorporate before adding the next.
  4. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the flour, a cup at a time, mixing until just barely combined.
  5. Fold in the vanilla and salt, and transfer the batter to the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 75 to 85 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  7. Cool for 30 minutes, then remove from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

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Nutrition Facts
Traditional Pound Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 452 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 283mg12%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.