The Very Best Pound Cake

"I found this recipe in a church cookbook around 15 years ago and have been making it since. I never even thought about trying another pound cake recipe because I just don’t think it gets any better than this. Make sure that you sift the flour into a measuring cup to total 4 cups. In other words; sift before measuring. I really don’t know how much difference it would make but that’s the way the recipe was written. And it is all purpose flour. The recipe in the cookbook didn’t state what kind of flour so the first time I made it I used self rising. It rose beautifully and looked so pretty. For about a minute and a half. It fairly quickly deflated into a not so pretty mess."
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Ready In:
1hr 45mins
1 cake




  • Cream flour and butter together until smooth. I do this part in my stand mixer.
  • Beat eggs and sugar together until lemon colored and frothy, I do this part with my hand held mixer.
  • Add egg and sugar mixture to flour and butter mixture and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Place batter into a greased and floured 10” tube cake pan. Tap the bottom of the pan on a counter top a couple of times to get rid of any air bubbles.
  • Bake @ 300° for 1 ½ hours or until tests done with toothpick.

Questions & Replies

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  1. myl.tcc
    This is my go to recipe. My son wants a chocolate pound cake. I'm curious if I can make this one chocolate??


  1. CelticLady
    I can't believe this hasn't been rated yet. So simple and so good. I was looking for something not too sweet to make with what I had on hand. This was perfect. I was a little leary of it at first, I mean 10 eggs and 1&1/2 hours to cook. I'd never made a pound cake before. But this one is one I will make many many times.
  2. myl.tcc
    I bake every week. I have made many pound cakes. This one is super easy and makes a beautiful cake. Easy to add lemon zest or any flavoring you want to change it up. My husband loves lemon with berries on top. My son like a vanilla pound cake with chocolate ganache drizzle. No matter what, it is wonderful everything time. This is my go to pound cake. Everyone loves it.
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  4. evawms5
    I have made many pound cakes but it has been some time since I made one. I found this easy...4 ingredients. I followed the directions except for cooking time. My oven cooks a little higher so I cooked it 5 minutes less. It was perfect. It is a beautiful cake with the size and the color, and it is delicious


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