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    Basic Pound Cake.

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    1 hr 20 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 5 mins

    Maya's Mama's Note:

    A very easy recipe to follow--makes a nice dense pound cake. Add coco powder for a chocolate pound cake.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°.
    2. 2
      Add all the ingredients to a bowl of a cake mixer.
    3. 3
      Beat on high for 7 minutes.
    4. 4
      Grease a loaf dish.
    5. 5
      Pour cake batter into dish.
    6. 6
      Bake for 65 minutes; check doneness with toothpick or cake tester.
    7. 7
      Allow to cool covered with paper towel for 30 minutes.
    8. 8
      Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool covered.
    9. 9
      Once cooled, cut into slices and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 22, 2007


      For taste and texture, this cake is a 5 star. Dense. Moist. Exactly what you expect for a "pound cake". However, I had some issues with the recipe... I thought 30 minutes didn't sound like long enough to bake a loaf-style cake, and it wasn't. I ended up putting it back in the oven for "just 7 more minutes" several times. I lost count. But I probably baked it for about an hour. It was nowhere near set in the center after even 45 minutes. Also the sides of the cake sort of collapsed inwards a bit, so they looked "dented". I've never had a loaf cake do that before. I suppose it may have been because I was checking it in the oven so often during the time it was rising. Nevertheless it tasted great. We used it as a foil for fresh nectarines and sweetened, condensed milk. Would make again, but sure would like to avoid the issues with the dented sides. Oh, a footnote... 3 eggs was less than half a pound, 4 eggs was too much. So I used 3 eggs and one egg white. The batter for this cake comes out very rich and thick, almost like taffy. It tastes practically like vanilla ice cream (before baking, of course).

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    • on December 18, 2011


      Great recipe! My spouse loves it and he is usually not too fond of cakes.

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    • on October 01, 2009


      A delicous pound cake - not too sweet, just perfect. 4 eggs (in shell) for me worked out to 1/2 lb. I took about a 1/3 of the batter, and added 2 tbsp dutch process cocoa, plus 1/2 tsp esspresso powder. I dropped it in blobbs into the loaf pan, which produced a beautiful marbled effect! Thanks, Maya's Mom, this is my go to pound cake now! Made for PAC Fall 2009 - You were adopted!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Pound Cake.

    Serving Size: 1 (76 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 306.0
    Calories from Fat 155
    Total Fat 17.3 g
    Saturated Fat 10.3 g
    Cholesterol 111.0 mg
    Sodium 235.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 19.0 g
    Protein 4.4 g

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