Million Dollar Pound Cake (My Version)

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Recipe by SuzV2796

I made this pond cake based on Southern Living's Million Dollar Pound Cake recipe, but had to sub a couple of ingredients so that I could use what I had onhand. It turned out pretty decent, so I am writing it down here before I forget what I did! Just a couple of notes: 1) Since this cake has no baking powder or baking soda, I make sure the butter, sugar, and eggs cream together for quite a while to incorperate air into mixture-- anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes. 2) The bake time is what was indicated on the original recipe, but I find it takes about 10 more minutes in my oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a larger mixing bowl, cream the butter with the sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and cream mixture until light and fluffy-- 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add the flour alternately with the evaporated milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Pour into a greased and floured tube cake pan. Place pan on a cookie sheet and put into a preheated 300 degree oven.
  3. Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean, anywhere from 1 hour 40 minutes to 1 hour 55 minutes.
  4. Let cake cool in pan for 10-15 minutes before turning out of pan to cool completely on a rack. Flavors are even better the next day.

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