Perfect Pound Cake – Scrumptiously moist, soft and buttery pound cake that is infused with vanilla. Perfect on its own or topped with a sweet glaze!
I love this pound cake. It’s so incredibly moist and buttery with a hint of vanilla. It really is the Perfect Pound Cake!
Pound cake refers to a type of cake traditionally made with a pound of flour, a pound of butter, a pound of eggs, and a pound of sugar. Now, that’s a lot of ingredients! They are usually baked in a loaf pan, or a bundt pan and served plain or glazed.
Since then, there have been many alterations with the amount of ingredients used while still trying to keep the 1:1:1:1 ratio.
I have added a little Greek style yogurt in my pound cake for extra melt-in-your-mouth moistness. This cake is so moist you can eat it plain, but I’m sure it would taste amazing with your desired glaze or a fruit sauce!
How to make Perfect Pound Cake
Ingredients you’ll need:
- plain/all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- unsalted butter
- caster/granulated sugar
- large eggs
- vanilla extract
- greek-style yogurt
To make this cake, simply whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until combined. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract and yogurt, then gradually fold in the dry ingredients.
Pour the batter into a greased and lined 9×5-inch loaf pan, and bake for 50 – 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Leave to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before slicing and serving.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
This Perfect Pound Cake is:
- super quick and easy to make
- deliciously moist and fluffy
- great served plain or with fruit sauce
How long will this pound cake last? This cake can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Can I freeze this cake? Yup! This cake also freezes well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!