Ready in 1 hour 40 minutes
This is the best pound cake I have ever tasted. I often make it as a gift to others and it is unfailingly met with raves of approval (and requests for the recipe)! The slightly crispy crust is a nice counterpoint to the rich, moist cake and the almond extract gives a wonderful, rich flavor.
Cream butter well in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar gradually, mixing until texture is fine and mealy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add flavorings. Combine flour and salt; stir flour mixture into batter, beating until flour is moistened. Do not overbeat. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean and cake shrinks slightly from sides of pan. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack; turn right side up and complete cooling. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar for decoration, if desired.
Carolque 3m agoI've made this cake 4 or 5 times now and everyone loves it. Easy and delicious!
Djlyono 2y agoAdded 1/3 cup sour cream to moisten
cookiemonster777 2y agoThis is not an original recipe for a true pound cake. A real pound cake uses a pound of butter,flour,sugar,ect. The flavor is plain with a slight hint of vanilla. You will not taste the butter in this either. Cooking time will destroy this cake!!! I recommend 45-55 minutes in a bundt pan and no more. This cake is beyond dry and unless you have canned peaches or ice cream to save you from embarrassments, definitely make sure it makes it's way to the trash...I wouldn't even allow the birds to suffer!!!
jojosimmons 3y agoLove it. I used lemon extract instead of almond. My kids love it. Will make again.
mikmak 3y agoMy family and I love this! But I hate that every time I make this it sticks in the pan. :/
ashleyweatherspoon 3y ago
Sujen 3y agoVery good, but not quite as good as the Elvis Presley Whipping Cream Pound Cake, in my opinion. This cake wasn't quite as moist as I'd like.
JeanelleM 3y agoThis was my first time ever baking a cake from scratch and it was easy and delicious!!! I added a little lemon extract as well...was eaten up in less than 2 days!!!
JanisG 4y agoThis cake turned out wonderful. I love it. The top of the cake is crusty, it is dense like a pound cake should be. I will make this cake again!
1worstwife 6y agoThis was a great cake. I used half the salt since I used "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" Baking blend, but think I could have left it out completely.