Classic Pound Cake

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Classic Pound Cake
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
553
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 1 Cup cubed unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
36%
Sugar
45g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
70%
Cholesterol
161mg
54%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
78g
26%
Vitamin A
220µg
24%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.5%
Vitamin C
0.1mg
0.2%
Vitamin D
1µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
4.9%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
195mg
20%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
27µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
136µg
34%
Folic acid
64µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
15mg
4%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
323mg
46%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
112mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.1%
Sodium
363mg
15%
Sugars, added
44g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
23%
Trans
0.8g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
5%

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