Simple Delicious Pound Cake




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In this instructable, I will show you how to make a pound cake. This easy homemade pound cake recipe is amazing and uses only 6 everyday ingredients, if I can make it you can make it, let's get baking!

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the video tutorial or do both. :)

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools


  • 1 lb of butter, room temp (softened) (453g)
  • 3 cups of white granulated sugar (600g)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (512g)
  • 3/4 cup of milk (180mL)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract (10mL)
  • shortening for pan
  • flour for dusting pan


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Step 2: Butter and Sugar

First let's preheat the oven to 300 Degrees F. or 148 C. Then let's cream our softened butter with our sugar using a stand mixer or hand mixer, adding about a third of the sugar at a time, then using a spatula at the end to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Step 3: Add Those Eggs

Now let's add our eggs one at a time, mixing until just the yellow from the egg yolks are incorporated. Use the medium speed setting on your mixer. Again, scrape the sides when you are done with the last egg. So add egg, mix, add egg, mix, etc.

Step 4: Flour and Milk

Now we want to add in our milk and four, alternating between the two ingredients. Add some flour first, mix it in, then add some milk, mix it in, add some flour, mix it in, then some milk, etc. until all mixed in, again scraping the sides as needed. This whole process we are adding air into our batter, which helps make for a lighter cake.

Step 5: Fold, Fill, Bake

Now let's remove the beaters from the mixer, then let's fold in our vanilla extract with our spatula, why not use the mixer again? We don't want to over mix because we might lose some of the air we have incorporated into the batter. You will be able to tell how light and fluffy the batter is. Now add the batter to a tube pan or bundt cake pan or two bread pans, or rounds. Whatever you would like to use, make sure to add butter or shortening to the sides and bottom of your pans and then add some flour to coat. This will help keep the cake from sticking. Now for the tube pan or bundt cake pan, bake for 1 hour and 30 to 40 minutes, until a long tooth pick or wooden skewer comes out clean when poked. Less time if baked in a bread pan or the rounds. Once the cake comes out of the oven, let it sit in its pan for 10 to 15 minutes to cool.

Step 6: Remove and Serve

Now let's turn it over and take the cake out of the pan. Nice! Then just top it off with your favorite glaze, or strawberry sauce, whipped cream, etc. Serve it up and enjoy! :)

Step 7: Video Tutorial

Now check out those steps in action by watching the video tutorial. :)



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    18 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Matt, you are a man among mortal men! Thank you! (I'll get my lawfully wedded wife working on this right away).

    2 replies

    Reply 1 year ago

    Assuming you are physically able to make this, may I suggest that you try making one? Matt's instructions are, as always, beautifully clear - and just imagine the joyfully surprised reaction of your dearly beloved... Be brave, and happy baking.

    Thank you! oooh that is a hard choice, I love topping with a strawberry sauce and whipped cream. But I also love a simple glaze....too hard to choose! haha What about you?

    Hmm, the only pound cake I can remember having (I've never made it myself...yet) is with lemon glaze from Starbucks and I just love lemon-ness :D Something raspberry would probably be my second choice or to have both incorporated! Maybe lemon pound cake and raspberry glaze :)

    Alaskan Bev

    1 year ago

    Matt, that looks criminally tempting! Great Instructable, sir (as always!) - good photos, very understandable and user-friendly directions. Now if I can convince our son that next week's birthday deserves this instead of our old family standby (Norwegian cream cake), I think we'll all be happy!

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    Well thank you so much Bev! :) It also goes quite well smothered in strawberries and whipped cream...hehe or of course a nice glaze...mmm yummy. I still have some poundcake cupcakes left, better go eat one now. lol


    1 year ago

    This is one of those "poor peaople" cakes i remember from childhood. In our non-capitalistic states, sweets were always less available than vodka. Cheers!

    1 reply

    1 year ago

    Nicely done, as usual Matt. This looks delicious indeed! :)

    1 reply