Classic Pound Cake


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 10 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream sugar and butter. Add 2 eggs at a time and slowly blend.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Blend well and add dry mix to egg mixture, then beat well.
  4. Add vanilla extract to batter.
  5. Pour batter into two well-greased and floured 7-inch loaf pans or a 10-inch angel food cake pan to two-thirds full.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour. Cake is done when a wooden pick is inserted and comes out dry.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool.


For chocolate pound cake, add 1/4 cup cocoa to dry mix.

Delete vanilla extract and add 1 tablespoon orange or lemon bits.