Classic Pound Cake

Classic Pound Cake
Staff Writer
Classic Pound Cake
FIVE Restaurant
Classic Pound Cake

This recipe was inspired by my mother, Anthesia White. It's exactly the way she would serve it, without any fluff or garnish. This pound cake goes on the menu at my restaurant, FIVE Restaurant, whenever I get homesick.

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9
Servings
588
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  sugar
  • 1  Cup  cubed unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • eggs
  • 1/2  Cup  buttermilk
  • 3  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 4  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Directions

Preheat a convection oven to 325 degrees.

Cream the sugar and butter together in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy and pale yellow in color. Add the eggs in one at a time, and stream in the buttermilk slowly. Incorporate half of the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Then, add the remainder and mix until fully incorporated.

Transfer to a nonstick 9-by-5-inch loaf pan and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
89g
68%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
37mg
4%
Choline, total
37mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
160µg
40%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
201mg
29%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
193mg
13%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
23g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Pound Cake Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Pound Cake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.