Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is the perfect pound cake recipe...plus so easy to prepare and only one bowl to wash! This is a firm cake, so if you are into cutting and shaping cakes, this works well. I have used it for christening and communion cakes, creating crosses, etc and used buttercream frosting. I have also made it in a 9 x 13 cake pan...just adjust time accordingly. The addition of the yogurt really makes a difference in the taste.
- 2 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated lemon, rind of
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 (8 ounce) container yogurt (lemon, pineapple, orange, strawberry "or" vanilla)
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease and flour a tube or Bundt pan.
- Combine all ingredients (I prefer strawberry or lemon yogurt) in a large bowl and blend at low speed.
- Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour or until top springs back when touched lightly in center.
- Cool in pan for about 15 minutes then remove and cool completely on rack.
- Serve plain or glaze if you like.
Delicious pound cake! I made this with the intention of using it as a base for other desserts calling for sliced pound cake, but this can stand on its own witha bit of powdered sugar dusted on top. I had no problems preparing this cake. It makes a large cake and is very versatile - you can vary the flavor slightly by using a different flavor of yogurt. I used vanilla this time. It is easy to prepare and turned out great. It is dense yet tastes light. Thanks!
Fantastically easy recipe and it came out perfect! The cake was so good, it was gone before I had time to take a picture! I am definitely making this again. The only change I made was to exchange 1/4 cup of flour with cornstarch. I had read that a little cornstarch helps produce a more tender cake. I think this addition worked out well, as the cake was more smooth and velvety than other pound cakes I had made with all AP Flour. Cake flour apparently gives the same result but I don't have access to cake flour where I live.
I made this cake for my son's first birthday, shaped like a little stuffed horse (his favorite). :) It was very easy to make, and I put it into 2 loaf pans. I can see why people say it's not as dense as a regular pound cake - it seemed to me like a pound cake/white cake hybrid. I got an almost unnoticeable flour taste in mine, which could mean I used too much flour or needed to use cake flour. I also used orange zest instead of lemon, vanilla yogurt, and a little bit of almond extract along with the vanilla extract. YUM! Definitely going to make this one again!