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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!
Course Dessert
Keyword cake, Loaf cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 409kcal


  • 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: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 769IU | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg