This classic pound cake recipe is a must-try for any baking enthusiast. With its rich, buttery flavor and tender crumb, this cake is perfect for any occasion. Whether you enjoy it plain or with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries, this pound cake is sure to impress!

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Serves: 8


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C) and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating just until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the pound cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan to cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Slice and serve the pound cake plain or with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 380 || Carbohydrates: 43g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 21g || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 23g || Sodium: 210mg

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