The BEST Homemade Pound Cake

The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe

The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe

This is hands-down The BEST Homemade Pound Cake! I've been making this recipe for ages and just realized that I've never shared it on the blog. I had to rectify that oversight ASAP!

I got this recipe from a co-worker over 15 years ago. She was an amazing baker and graciously shared some of her best cake recipes with me. This Homemade Pound Cake has become a staple in our house. It is incredible. Light and fantastic flavor. Perfect with just a dollop of whipped cream and some berries. It is also great with a big ol' scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

The key to making The BEST Homemade Pound Cake is to have all of your ingredients at room temperature. Eggs, butter, milk - everything. I usually set it all out in the morning and bake the cake around lunch time. It never fails me!

Whip up this Homemade Pound Cake the next time you need a dessert. It is great for potlucks and dinner parties. It also makes a great homemade gift! If you decided to keep this all for yourself, you can freeze the cake and enjoy it later. I like to slice it and double wrap the slices in freezer plastic wrap. Perfect when you want a quick sweet treat!!

The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe

The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe

The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe



The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe
The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe
The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe
The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe
The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe
The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe
The BEST Homemade Pound Cake - I've been making this cake for over 20 years and it never fails me! Seriously DELICIOUS!!! The key to success is to have all your ingredients at room temperature. Butter, shortening, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla and lemon extract. Can freeze leftover for a sweet treat later! Make this ASAP! #poundcake #dessert #cakerecipe



Yield: 1 (10-inch) cake

The BEST Homemade Pound Cake

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 1 hour and 15 MINStotal time: 1 hours and 25 mins

ingredients:


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 2-3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and shortening.
  3. Add sugar, beating until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.
  5. Combine sifted flour, baking powder and salt. 
  6. Add flour mixture to butter/sugar mixture, alternating with milk.
  7. Stir in flavorings.
  8. Pour into prepared Bundt pan.
  9. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, until wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cool completely.






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  1. I recently baked a pound cake with very strange cooking directions. I wonder if those instructions could be used with any pound cake recipe. The texture was perfect. Place pan in cold oven. Set temperature at 200°F; bake 20 minutes. Increase temperature to 250°F; bake 20 minutes. Increase to 275°F; bake 10 minutes. Increase to 300°F; bake cake until tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 1 hour longer. Cool cake in pan on rack 15 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack; cool completely. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Wrap; store at room temperature.)

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    1. Penny, was the top of cake nice and crunchy with a nice light texture inside?

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    2. The top was not crunchy, just nicely golden colored.
      Texture of inside was light. I was thrilled with the look and texture but preferred my mother's own recipe for taste. So I wondered if the technique might work for any pound cake.

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  2. I LOVE pound cake! Can't wait to try this.

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  3. Saw this recipe and just HAD to make it right away....all I can say is OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is soooo good. I just got a Kitchen Aid and this is the 1st thing I made using it. Thank you for this great recipe. My family really enjoyed it.

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  4. Saw this recipe and just knew I HAD to make it right away. All I can say is OMG!!!!!!!!!! It is sooo good. I just got a Kitchen Aid and this is the 1st thing I made with it. Thank you for sharing a great recipe, my family really enjoyed it.

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  5. This truly was the best pound cake I have ever tasted. I'm not crazy about lemon flavoring so I just added a little extra vanilla, as I do love vanilla. I also used a hand mixer since I don't have a stand mixer. This cake is drop dead delicate.

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    1. It really is the best. So glad you enjoyed it!!

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