Pound Cake

Pound Cake

Enjoy this delicious pound cake sprinkled with powdered sugar - perfect for a dessert.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

servings

3
cups all-purpose flour*
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
2 1/2
cups sugar
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
5
large eggs
1
cup milk or evaporated milk
Powdered sugar, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom, side and tube of 10x4-inch angel food cake pan (tube pan), 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or two 9x5-inch loaf pans with shortening; lightly flour.
  2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat flour mixture into sugar mixture alternately with milk on low speed, beating just until smooth after each addition. Pour into pan(s).
  3. Bake angel food or fluted tube cake pan 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes, loaf pans 55 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes; remove from pan(s) to wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes 24 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*Do not use self-rising flour.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Pound Cake:
Substitute 1 teaspoon lemon extract for the vanilla. Fold 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel and 1/4 cup poppy seed into batter.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 65mg;
  • Sodium 115mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 33g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 22g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.