How to Make the Perfect Pound Cake

Learn how to make the perfect pound cake. Use this recipe for your next celebration, it will fit in perfectly.

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Step-by-Step Printable Instructions:
– 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
– 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
– 6 eggs
– 1 1/2 teaspoon Wilton Pure Vanilla Extract –
– Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
– vegetable pan spray
– Perfect Results Fluted Tube Pan –
– Measuring Spoons –
– Measuring Cup –
– Large bowl
– Spatula Easy-
– Toothpick
– Cooling Grid –

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22 Replies to “How to Make the Perfect Pound Cake”

  1. Why does my pound cake taste delicious but it never comes out light golden brown I use a metal bundt pan and it always comes out dark golden brown, any suggestions??

  2. I made this tonight and it turned out so fluffy and delicious! I only had three sticks of butter on hand so I added 1/2 cup of heavy cream and it still turned out delicious. I also added more vanilla extract than instructed. Thank you and Yum!

  3. Great recipe!! But is the cake sweet I've never used nothing less than 2 1/2 cups of sugar in a pound cake

  4. this looks so good and i dont know what to do its like to prety and it looks so good ,.imade this for my grandads birtday and he loved it thanks for posting this it really help for a starer like me

  5. Can this recipe be use with the omni pot plus if so what temp and time. Thanks

  6. I like using either lemon or almond extract in conjunction with the vanilla extract..

  7. I followed this recipe to the T and it came out perfect. This will be my go to pound cake recipe always.

  8. Hi all, I am trying to find a recipe for a Lemon Sour Cream pound cake. It was in a 1994 issue of Southern Living magazine. If anyone runs across this recipe, I would be eternally grateful If you could email it to me at:

  9. Awesome cake turned out great I made a Vanilla glaze for it but I would not leave it in there for 55 minute I left mine in for 30 to 35 minutes then put aluminum foil on and left it in for 20 and looked great ????

  10. Yeah they are reeeeeally interested in our comments of how we use our pound cake.
    From what I see they haven't answered anyone's questions or even made a comment of any kind.

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