Award-Winning Pound Cake

Posted: May 6

Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Yield: 10 servings

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Award-Winning Pound Cake really takes the cake as the best recipe for this classic dessert! This cake is a classic for a reason; all you need is a few simple ingredients and the result is a rich, buttery, moist cake perfect for pairing with whipped cream and fresh fruit! Store-bought pound cake just can't compete with the blue ribbon taste of this homemade treat. Award-Winning Pound Cake is fluffy, sweet, and decadent. Be warned: after you try it once, you'll want to indulge in its deliciousness again and again!


1 pound salted butter, room temperature
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs, room temperature
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring the pan
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract, optional
shortening or butter, for greasing the pan
whipped cream, optional, to taste, for serving
fresh fruit, optional, of your choice, for serving


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Step 2

Add 1 pound salted butter to a bowl and beat it with an electric mixer on medium speed until it is light and fluffy, for about 3-5 minutes.

Step 3

Gradually add in the sugar with the mixer running.

Step 4

Mix in the eggs one at a time until incorporated into the butter/sugar mixture.

Step 5

Turn the mixer speed to low.

Step 6

Add the flour and the milk to the butter mixture, adding about 1/3 of each at a time and alternating between the two as you add, mixing until it is all just combined.

Step 7

Fold in the vanilla and almond extracts.

Step 8

Grease and flour a bundt pan.

Step 9

Pour the cake batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth it out evenly.

Step 10

Bake until a cake tester comes out clean, about 1 hour 30 minutes-1 hour 40 minutes.

Step 11

Transfer the cake from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

Step 12

Run a knife along the edges of the bundt pan to loosen the cake.

Step 13

Transfer the cake from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 14

Slice and serve plain or with whipped cream and fresh berries.

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