Dad's Favorite Pound Cake

Carol Perricone


My next door neighbor MaryBeth invited me in for a cup of tea. As we chatted, she offered me a slice of her homemade pound cake. One taste, and I was hooked! It was so moist and delicious. She explained that her dad got the recipe from a 1972 Gold Medal Flour Cookbook, and it was his favorite cake. He requested it all the time, and only she could make it for him. She has been making this cake ever since. She says it still tastes delicious if you make it with another brand of all purpose flour. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
1 Hr 10 Min


  • 1 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 5
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk

How to Make Dad's Favorite Pound Cake


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  3. Measure butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract into a large mixing bowl. Blend for 5 minutes on high speed with an electric mixer.
  4. Mix flour with baking powder and salt. With the mixer on low speed, blend flour mixture with butter mixture, alternating with evaporated milk.
  5. Pour into prepared pan, and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  6. When cake is done, let it cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

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About Dad's Favorite Pound Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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