My family loves pound cake. I mean they really go mad for it. This is one item I had been in the habit of purchasing rather than making. However, as I was readying my menu on New Years Day (Yes, I’m that far behind.) I realized I had forgotten to pick up a pound cake for our fondue party. Some of the dippers for chocolate fondue are negotiable, but NOT the pound cake. I would have hand a mutiny on my hands! So I quickly whipped one up and threw (uh I mean gently placed in a quick manner. har har) it in the oven to bake while I prepared the rest of the food.
1 cup butter (the real thing) softened
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Beat butter and sugar on high until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
Place the cake batter in a well buttered and floured 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool 10 -15 minutes and then remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
Slice (or in this case cube) and enjoy! I absolutely loved this cake. I thought it was so much better than prepurchased because I loved the crunchy outsides. One of my daughters, however, objected. It’s s super simple fix. Just place the cooled cake in a sealed plastic bag or container. In a few hours or over night the outsides become soft, just like store bought. Ha!
I am kind of nervous to try this recipe. How does this cake work without any baking powder or baking soda?
lol It’s those four beaten eggs! No baking powder or soda. Promise!
Julie Busch says
I think you forgot to tell everyone when to put the flour in
Oh my goodness! Post updated. Thanks so much!