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Pound Cake

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best pound cake recipe, easy pound cake recipe, pound cake
Servings: 8


  • Loaf Pan (9" x 5")


  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup + 1 ½ tbsp divided unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
  • In large bowl, add butter (2 sticks) and sugar. Using a electric hand mixer (or stand mixer) beat on medium-high (speed 4) until smooth.
  • Add one egg and beat until smooth. Continue with the other eggs (at one at a time). Add vanilla extract, salt and beat until smooth. Add baking powder and ½ cup of the flour into the batter (½ cup of flour added incrementally). Mix on low-medium (speed 2) until well combined. Continue with the rest of the flour.
  • Butter the pan with a nice thick coat and then lightly dust all sides with 1-2 tsp of flour (see video). Transfer the batter to the loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick placed in the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and rest the bread in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove the bread from the loaf pan and transfer to a cake rack. Leftovers may be stored in an airtight container up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Enjoy Homemade Pound Cake!