Practically Perfect Pound Cake


  • Makes1 to 1 servings

Your kids won't be able to resist it!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • pinch salt

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease a 9 x 5 in (23 x 13 cm) loaf pan.

  • In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside for the time being.

  • Then, in a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together the sugar and butter until creamy and light. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg and scraping down the sides occasionally. Continue beating the mixture for 2 or 3 minutes after all the eggs have been added. Beat in the vanilla, then add the flour mixture in 2 or 3 additions, alternately with the milk, beating until the batter is just smooth. Dump into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake for 70 to 80 minutes or until a toothpick poked into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a rack and let cool completely.

This article was originally published on Jun 01, 2008

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