Fannie Farmer's Pound Cake

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

I found this recipe on television over 20 years ago. It consistently is the best pound cake I have made. It has been adapted for modern times. A true pound cake is a pound each of butter, sugar, flour and eggs. This recipe is half.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer.
  3. Beat eggs into mix.
  4. Stir in flour, salt, vanilla. Beat vigorously.
  5. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 70-80 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made this last night to serve with strawberries and whipped cream and it was wonderful. Baked up perfectly after 70 min. Thanks for posting!

children from A to Z February 20, 2010

This pound cake is GREAT! I usually half it and bake it in a springform, using it as a base for my cheesecake (like Junior's in Brooklyn, NY does). I made the full recipe last time and just cut the top off like a layer cake before adding my cheesecake to the springform pan. I'm sorry to say that I ate the entire layer I cut off. I couldn't stop, it was so moist and dense! I was thinking it would be perfect with Nutella spread on it...but it didn't last long enough for me to buy any. :)

Abigail.Smith September 02, 2009

Fanny Farmer- have been making it for 40 years. Awesome!!!

nytaxprep December 11, 2012

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