Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe makes one mini sized loaf of pound cake--number of servings depends on how big your slices are-but if you're cooking for one or two, this recipe makes the perfect amount. This recipe can be changed up by using different flavors of extract each time you make it-try orange, almond, or coconut, or even rum..just use your favorite flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In bowl, cream butter and sugar,then beat in egg.
  2. In seperate bowl, combine dry ingredients, then add to butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk.
  3. Add flavorings/extracts, and pour into greased mini-loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until cake tests done.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from loaf pan.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a fantastic, easy recipe!! I had some strawberries laying around & an "itty bitty" pound cake seemed perfect to use them up!!! I used Splenda for the sugar & vanilla extract. Baking time was right at 30 min in a mini loaf pan. I gave my husband most of it--with sliced strawberries & fat free whipped cream. I had a small slice & couldn't believe how yummy it was!! Thank you for sharing! A small dessert for 2 is always a welcome addition to my cookbook!

5 5

Very nice pound cake. Made half the recipe and subbed my gluten free flour to make it gluten free. Doubled the recipe and used it for half of Raspberry Trifle. Also, I made this in a 9x13 sheet pan and baked it for about 15-16 minutes and it was perfect. Used almond extract, but will make it again and try one of the other flavors suggested in the recipe. Thanks for posting this Tgirl! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

5 5

Oh man this is the recipe I have been searching for! Since I normally only cook for me and my mom and both of us arent really big eaters its hard to find a nice small treat that wont go to waste. This lasted us for 2 nights of desserts. I added vanilla and lemon extract to my cake, and it tasted great! This is just perfect!! Thanks so much for posting!