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Pound Cake Recipe

Making a delicious cake from scratch is simple. This pound cake recipe will show how to turn common pantry staples into a classic homemade cake.


  • 2 cups of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 8 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 cups of whole fat milk at room temperature
  • 5 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder


  • Before you begin, make sure your butter, milk and eggs are room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat the butter, sugar, vanilla for about 5 minutes with the paddle attachment on medium high speed.
  • Break all the eggs into a bowl and set aside.
  • Measure the flour in a bowl and add baking powder and salt. Whisk and sift at least twice and set it aside.
  • Add the eggs 2 at a time on low speed and scrape the bowl at least once during this process.
  • Mix the eggs just until incorporated. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Once the eggs are added scrape the bowl and start adding the flour mixture and milk a little at a time by alternating. Begin and end with the flour mixture.
  • Scrape the bowl and paddle one more time and mix until you don’t see flour.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.