2-Step Pound Cake (For a Kitchen Aide Mixer)

"This recipe was published in a Southern Living magazine and my sister and I love it. YOU MUST USE A KITCHEN AID MIXER OR SIMILAR STAND MIXER! You cannot use a hand mixer or rotary bowl mixer. Easy and Yummy. You can glaze with thinned apricot preserves for a little more decadence. I have used the recipe for petit fours baked in a 10 x 15 pan with a poured/dipped fondant. This recipe always brings compliments. Prep time includes cooling."
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Ready In:
1hr 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Farenheit.
  • Layer in mixer in order given.
  • Beat at low 1 minute.
  • Scrape sides.
  • Beat at medium 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
  • Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until it tests done in the middle.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and cool completely.

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  1. Delicious, delicious, delicious!! My DH — not a baker — wanted this cake after seeing it in the May 2010 Southern Living. He decided to make it himself, and it is surprisingly divine. Homey, dense, buttery, with a slightly crunchy exterior. We topped with a bit of powdered sugar and paired the slices with fresh, sliced strawberries. Heavenly.
  2. This is incredibly easy to make and tastes delicious! Dianne from VA


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