Homemade Pound Cake is a classic, simple, and versatile dessert known for its dense, buttery texture and rich flavor. This traditional cake is perfect for serving with fruit, whipped cream, or simply enjoying on its own with a cup of tea or coffee.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup milk, at room temperature


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan or a bundt cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined; do not overmix.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Slice and serve the pound cake. It can be enjoyed as is or topped with fresh fruit, a dollop of whipped cream, or a dusting of powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 300-350
  • Fat: 18g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 4g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 60-70 minutes


  • Serves: 10-12

Homemade Pound Cake is a delightful treat that’s perfect for any occasion. Its simplicity is what makes it so appealing, and it can be dressed up or down depending on your preference. Enjoy the timeless taste of this classic cake!

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