Easy Pound Cake Recipe

I think everyone needs a really good, really easy pound cake recipe. I have been making this pound cake for years. It’s the one my mom used to make when I was a kid, so of course it’s my favorite.  I use it for strawberry shortcake, and for several types of trifle, including my raspberry cheesecake trifle.
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I love using it for trifle because it is dense enough to hold up to the pudding and berry juice without getting all soggy like a cake mix cake does. You can change the flavor by switching the flavor of extract you use. For extra lemon flavor, you can even throw in some lemon zest if you like. It always turns out moist and delicious!

Easy Pound Cake

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla, almond, or lemon extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Blend in milk and extract. Sift dry ingredients together and add. Beat till smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour into a well greased and floured loaf pan. (Mine is about 9×5″.) Bake at 300° for about 90 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack. Cool completely.

Stay tuned, later this week I will be sharing a recipe for Strawberry Trifle that features this yummy pound cake!

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Comments

  1. Can you add cocoa to this pound cake?

    • I have never tried adding cocoa, but I would bet that you could add it with the dry ingredients. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  2. Could be use for cupcakes?

    • I’ve never tried making cupcakes with the batter, but you could certainly try. I’d set the timer for 20 minutes, then add more time as needed. Good luck!

  3. This recipe is great! I made it today, doubling the recipe and it turned out perfect…I am using it to make a trifle, and my husband wanted to taste the cake–three pieces later, he left me the rest for the trifle. (Good thing the trifle only needs one and a half loaves!) Thanks again for a simple, yet incredibly tasty recipe!

  4. I found your recipe on Pinterest, I used it because hubby was having a craving for simple pound cake, I liked it because it only requires 3 eggs (others are 5+). I love baking but haven’t made pond cake in forever, lol. The recipe is easy to follow. I am currently baking my 4th batch, needless to say it’s a huge hit. Tonight I am trying it with cocoa powder. Thank You!

  5. Tabatha says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I just made these in cupcake form for strawberry shortcakes. I baked them for about 25 minutes and they came out perfect! It was too hot today to have the oven on for 90 minutes but next time I’ll try it in a loaf:)

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