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Simple And Easy Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe – With How-To Video!

Learn how to make this simple and easy vanilla pound cake in the comfort of your home. It’s got an incredibly rich flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Deliciously decadent and I am not sorry at all. Believe me, it’s a keeper!

Freshly baked and sliced pound cake

Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe – So Addictive!

It’s tender and rich with a moist and dense texture. Looks beautiful, tastes heavenly, and holds up to the toppings without feeling heavy. This is a classic cake that can be eaten plain or with a dusting of powdered sugar.  Try topping it with fresh berries and Coconut Whipped Cream & Diary-free, whipped cream or ice cream- so good! 

If you are a chocolate lover, you will love this vanilla marble pound cake. A fun twist to this vanilla pound cake. I’m sure you will love it. Click here to see the recipe.

The ingredients and directions of this recipe can be found in the recipe box below. However, I will recommend reading the additional notes for a more detailed explanation. It might be helpful to you. 😊

sices of poud cake on a whit plate.

Ingredients for making Pound Cake

The ingredients for making this pound cake are simple and basic, and the whole loaf comes together in a snap. 

  • Eggs – Gives the cake structure and moisture. Best to use them at room temperature.
  • Sugar – Just the regular granulated sugar is required for this recipe. Nothing fancy!
  • Salt – If using salted butter, you can skip the addition of salt.
  • Flour – I used all-purpose flour. to get the best cake using this flour, be sure it’s well sifted!
  • Butter – For that smooth and creamy consistency.
  • Baking powder – Gives the cake a good height
  • Milk – Gives the cake a good texture with soft crumbs. Also adds moisture to the cake.
  • Vanilla – For an extra hint of flavor.  You can switch up the flavor by using Almond extract or lemon extract.

How To Make This Simple Vanilla Pound Cake In Four Easy Steps

  • Step 1: Cream the Butter and Sugar.
  • Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients.
  • Step 3: Alternate the addition of flour and milk inside the creamed butter.
  • Step 4: Pour inside the baking pan and bake.

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[/su_box]Pound cake dusted with confectioners sugar

How do I know if my cake is ready?

The cake requires 60 minutes of bake time. However, I always like to start checking for doneness at about 55 minutes.

To test for doneness simply insert a long skewer into the middle of the cake.

  • If it comes out wet then the cake is not done return it back to the oven to complete the baking process.
  • If the skewer comes out totally dry then the cake is too done.
  • If the skewer comes out fairly clean with some crumbs on it then the cake is done. take it out of the oven.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  1. For best result, be sure to have all the ingredients at room temperature.
  2. When creaming the eggs be sure to add one at a time to prevent the batter from curdling.
  3. Try not to overbeat the butter otherwise, the cake will turn out dense.

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Freshly baked and sliced pound cake

Simple And Easy Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe

Learn how to make this simple and easy vanilla pound cake in the comfort of your home. It's got an incredibly rich flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Deliciously decadent, and I am not sorry at all. It's a keeper!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, Loaf cake, vanilla pound cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 455.3kcal


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter 16 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk at room temperature


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 "x5" loaf pan, then line with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until light and creamy for about 1 minute, then add the sugar and whisk until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Reduce the speed of the mixer to medium. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl as needed. Then beat in the vanilla.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Alternate the addition of flour and milk. Start by folding in half of the flour mixture until just combined (don't overmix). Add the milk and fold until just combined, and finally add the remaining flour and mix until just smooth.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, place it in the oven, and bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.


Calories: 455.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 25.9g | Saturated Fat: 15.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.9g | Trans Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 144.4mg | Sodium: 187.1mg | Potassium: 170.5mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 25.9g | Vitamin A: 849.5IU | Calcium: 75.4mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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Recipe Rating


Saturday 8th of October 2022

Thanks for the recipe. I just want to know , for the two cups of flour, how do I know it while using tin ( which is the africa cup).This always affect my final product; gluey cakes, too butter cake and ..

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Sunday 16th of October 2022

Aishat, sorry about the gluey cakes. The tin is not the direct equivalent of the standard cup measurement. The issue with tin measurement is that there is no standard recognized tin. If you don't have the measuring cup, I will advise you to measure on a scale instead (metric measurement). In this case, 1 cup of granulated sugar is 200 g. Check the recipe card at the bottom and click on the metric measurement to get an alternative. I hope you find this helpful.


Thursday 8th of September 2022

Just wondering if you can use 2% milk

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 21st of September 2022

Yes, you can.

Ogun Oyinkansola

Thursday 15th of July 2021

Thanks ma for all the sweet and delicious recipe,but my question is you said 2cup of flour but if you convert it to metric it says 250g I thought that ought to be 500g.

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 15th of September 2021

Yes, it's correct Oyinkansola. 1 cup is 125g so 2 cups will be 250g, not 500g. I hope that helps?


Wednesday 9th of June 2021

Please how can I cream the butter with sugar when no mixer is available?😟

Carrie C D

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

Lovely recipe. Easy to follow

Lola Osinkolu

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Thanks so much, Carrie, I truly enjoy hearing what people think of my recipes ❤️