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old school butter pound cake

(60 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Jennifer J
Seattle, WA

I am not really a dessert type of girl, BUT there are two cakes that I can eat all day. Yes, butter pound cake is one of them. This recipe will deliver a rich and moist cake. I am sure your taste buds will thank you. I am sure you will leave your approval stamp on this recipe!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Members Choice! This cake will get you raves wherever you bring it. The pound cake is so buttery and moist. This recipe is a simple, classic pound cake. Cut yourself a slice and enjoy alongside a cup of tea. Or, add some fresh berries and whipped cream on top. After one bite, friends and family will be asking you to make this all the time.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(60 ratings)
yield 12 -16
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For old school butter pound cake

  • 1 1/2 c
    cake flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 stick
    butter, unsalted (softened at room temp)
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 1/4 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 tsp
  • 6 lg

How To Make old school butter pound cake

  • Butter and cream cheese mixed together.
    Beat butter and cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until mixture comes together.
  • Mixing in sugar and extracts.
    Add sugar and extracts.
  • Beating until ingredients are incorporated.
    Beat until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low.
  • Adding egg to the batter.
    Add eggs, one at a time, alternating with flours 1/2 cup at a time until all eggs and flours are used.
  • Preparing a bundt pan.
    Buttered, oil and flour a 10-cup shaped pan such as Bundt pan.
  • Batter poured into a Bundt pan.
    Transfer batter to the Bundt pan.
  • Tester coming out of the baked cake clean.
    Place in cold oven. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Butter pound cake cooling.
    Remove cake from pan. Let cool on wire rack.