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Pound Cake

This rich and moist pound cake has big notes of butter and vanilla. It's an easy to make cake that melts in your mouth and will bring a smile to your face.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 303kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 226g, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 180g
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 120mL
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour a 9x5 inch baking tin.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder then set aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment cream the butter. Add sugar in and mix until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl down and beat a few more seconds.
  • Add the eggs in one at a time while mixing ad medium speed. Scrape the bowl down and beat until fully incorporated.
  • Add the sour cream, and vanilla. Mix until incorporated. Scrape the bowl down.
  • Add the flour mixture in and mix until combined. Scrape the bowl down and use your spatula to mix in any pockets of flour or butter that remain.
  • Transfer batter into tin then give a quick smooth to even the batter out a bit. Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes or until the center is set and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

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Notes

  • Make sure the scrape that bowl down at each step. You really want everything incorporated properly.
  • DON'T over-bake your pound cake. This will make a dry cake and toughen the texture.
  • This recipe makes AMAZING muffins. Just butter and flour your muffin tin then bake for about 20-25 minutes. They will be VERY moist and a light golden color outside.
  • I flavored my cake with vanilla but you can sub in whichever flavors you like. Fresh lemon juice, maple syrup, and rum are very popular but so is almond (just use 2 teaspoons instead. 
  • You can also add poppy seeds, shredded coconut, nuts, or dried fruit for extra flavor and texture.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 612IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg