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Classic Pound Cake
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Classic Pound Cake

A deliciously classic pound cake recipe perfectly paired with vanilla glaze.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 591kcal

Equipment

  • bundt cake pan
  • electric mixer
  • spatula
  • wire cooling rack

Ingredients

Classic Pound Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Vanilla Glaze (optional)

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoon milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter softened

Instructions

Classic Pound Cake

  • Using an electric mixer, cream butter, and sugar until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add eggs, milk, vanilla, and lemon extract.
  • Beat until well combined.
  • Pour into well-greased and floured Bundt pan.
  • Bake at 325 for 80-90 mins until a narrow knife comes out clean.
  • Allow cake to cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 mins. Remove from pan and continue cooling on a wire rack for a minimum of one hour.

Vanilla Glaze (optional)

  • Mix all ingredients at low speed.
  • Slowly pour or spoon glaze over the fully cooled cake.
  • Allow the cake to sit after glazing for at least 20 mins before serving!

Nutrition

Calories: 591kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg