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best pound cake ever... seriously!

★★★★☆ 6
a recipe by
Joanne Bellezza-Loughlin
Bridgewater, NJ

This is my Aunt Gloria's pound cake recipe. It really is the best pound cake I've ever had. I try not to make it too often because my husband tends to eat the whole thing!!!!!!

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OK, this seriously is one of the best pound cakes we've had. It melts in your mouth with buttery goodness in every bite. Sweet and moist, we could not stop going back for just one more slice. It's great served alone or doctored up with fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream. This pound cake recipe is going to become your go-to recipe. It's easy to make with these with step-by-step instructions and plenty of photos to guide you.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 6
serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For best pound cake ever... seriously!

  • 3/4 lb
    butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 6
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    milk, room temperature

How To Make best pound cake ever... seriously!

Test Kitchen Tips
Every oven is different. Ours was finished in an hour, so keep an eye on the cooking time.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
    In a standing mixer, beat the butter and sugar.
  • Eggs added once at a time.
    Add eggs one at a time.
  • Adding vanilla to the batter.
    Add the vanilla.
  • Salt, baking powder, and flour in a bowl.
    In a bowl, combine the salt, baking powder, and flour.
  • Adding milk to the batter.
    Add the flour mixture and milk, alternately.
  • Beating batter for 20 minutes.
    Beat for 20 minutes. (Note: I have only beaten for another 5-10 minutes and it's fine.)
  • Batter poured into a greased pan.
    Place batter in a greased and floured tube pan.
  • Pound cake baking in the oven.
    Place in cold oven and set temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Pound cake cooling on a rack.
    Remove cake from oven very carefully and place it carefully where it can cool. You want to prevent it from dropping. Enjoy this easy to make, moist and yummy pound cake!

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