• Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cooking Time: 1 ½ hours
  • Serves: 6

Perfect Pound Cake

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 Ingredients List

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixer, cream together butter and sugar on high speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl in 1-minute intervals, continuing to beat the mixture until it lightens to a lemony color, about 5 minutes.

Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well on medium-high after each addition to ensure the previous addition is fully incorporated into batter.

In a separate large bowl, stir together dry ingredients until homogenous. Starting and ending with the flour mixture, add the flour and milk in alternating batches at a stir, about ½ cup flour and a couple of tablespoons of milk each time, until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla and stir to combine.

Pour batter into a parchment lined, greased 9-inch-round cake pan and bake for about 1 ½ hours, or until the top is golden, a tester inserted into the middle comes out clean, and the edges begin to pull away from the side of the pan.

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