Pound Cake

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9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan

This is one of the most luxurious cakes, and is really easy to make. It's a rich, moist and buttery cake that literally melts in the mouth and leaves you wanting another slice right away!! Tastes perfect with a cup of tea or coffee or a glass of cold milk.

Recipe courtesy of Joy of Baking

large eggs, at room temperature
3 tbsp.
milk, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp.
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups
sifted cake flour (meaning first sift the flour, then measure 1 and a half cups, then sift again)
1 tsp.
baking powder
1/4 tsp.
3/4 cup
granulated white sugar
13 tbsp.
unsalted butter, room temperature
(1/2 cup + 1/3 cup) (185 grams)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter or spray with a nonstick vegetable spray, a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and butter or spray the paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), place the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar) and mix on low speed for about 30 seconds or until blended. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for about one minute to aerate and develop the cake's structure. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Gradually add the remaining egg mixture, in 2 additions, beating about 30 seconds after each addition to incorporate the egg and strengthen the cake's structure.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake for about 55 to 65 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If you find the cake browning too much as it bakes, cover with a piece of lightly buttered aluminum foil after about 30 minutes.

Remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely on a lightly buttered wire rack.

The Pound Cake can be covered and stored for several days at room temperature, for one week when refrigerated, or it can be frozen for two months.

The cake will still be ok if you use regular all-purpose flour, but cake flour tends to give a soft and fluffy texture. You can make cake flour at home using this method:

For every 1 cup of flour, remove 2 tbsp. from it and replace them with 2 tbsp. of corn flour/cornstarch. Sieve 3-4 times so that they are well combined. And your cake flour is ready!!



Always lovd pound cakes! This recipe helpd alot

very nice cake thank you .....

can u plzz tell me what is cake flour? and wat should i do if i cant find pure vanilla extract...

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Refer to this note on cake flour: Cake Flour

And you can use vanilla essence instead of extract.

for how much time do we preheat the oven? and we bake the cake at the same temperature?

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Takes about 15-20 minutes to preheat and yes, bake at the same temperature.

Can we prepare it using the stove-top method? pls reply soon want to make it for iftaar today

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Yes you can prepare it on the stove top, use a flatter pan than the pound cake pan so it gets cooked properly.

also I can use curd instead of eggs..right?!?!

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I have not tried this recipe without eggs so am not sure on the results for that, sorry!

can we use oil instead of butter

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No, this recipe requires butter.

salam, pls i would like to know the difference between plain flour, all purpose flour, self raising flour, cake flour, gram flour and what they are best for? pleeeeeeeease

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W/Salaam, plain flour and all purpose are the same thing. SR flour is plain flour that has baking powder in it. Cake flour is plain flour with cornstarch in it. Gram flour is flour made out of chickpeas. Each has a different purpose, depending on the recipes being made.

can i use self raising flour for dis recepie

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SR flour will have too much baking powder as compared to what is needed for this recipe. Best to use plain flour.

Salam ...can u please help me out......I have tried pound cake 3 times n it's was really delicious n result was very fine as well...but I want ask that while my pond cake is in the oven baking at the end of baking some cracks come over...so I don't know the reason of ..can u please help me with is .....tc

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W/Salaam, please read this note on how to avoid the cracks. :) Cake Mistakes

thank u so much ......so sweet of u

Dear fouzia i can't tell you how yummy this cake turned out to be!
If i want to make a bigger cake can i double the ingredients..
Do tell me.
Once again thanks for all ur answers..

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W/Salaam, thank you! You can try doubling the recipe, it will take slightly longer to bake. :)

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The main part of the mixing is when the butter and sugar and mixed and also when the eggs are added, at these points you need to mix very well and a mixer definitely would help give a light and fluffy result. When adding the flour though, minimum mixing is required, just until everything is combined.

Thx for the reply dear...also i noticed that my cake was not that soft and moist...do you think is due to over baking also i mixed the batter with my hand instead of a electrical mixer....do you think that also effects the consistency of the batter.
Do let me know because i am planning to buy a electrical mixer for better cake making....take lots of care

Thx ,i will keep these points in mind when baking next and see the results....and i know practice makes perfect .Your website is a great motivation to keep on trying .
take care

salamalikum, i always try ur cake recipes and they turned out to be very good. i tried layered moist cake, nutella cupcakes, swiss roll and vanilla cake. i want to try now this pound cake but when ever i bake cake top of cake is not giving proper golden color , in this pound cake recipe u mentions to use slightly buttered aluminium, should i apply on top of the cake will this help to get desired golden brown color on top?

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W/Salaam, try to turn on the top grill of your oven so the top of the cake gets a good colour. At least during the last 5-10 minutes of baking.

Salam.your recipes are amazig.I always enjoy when I want to cook new things.I always go on ur fouzia kitchen and get great dishes.thanks a lot.I want to ask about cake.when I made it .it was not so much rise like market.(zara pola nahi or nah hi spengy howa ) please tell me where I m wrong? Thanks

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W/Salaam, thank you. Try checking this note to see if any of the tips given will help: Cake Mistakes

salamalikum again, am here for feedback. yesterday i tried pound cake and turned out very good n yummy, only thing i didn't had loaf pan so i baked in round pan. my family enjoyed with evening tea..thanks and jazakALLAH khair for sharing tried n excellent recipes.

Hey, I just tried this cake today and it turned out really yummy. thanks for the recipe :) though i have a ques-how do we get this brown layer on each side? i mean i only get this on the upper side of the cake

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Hi and thanks. I think it depends on your oven's heating.

I use electric oven for baking. i have to switch on both the top and bottom grills instead of just the bottom one. i so want these layers :(
thanx for the help :)

Salam sis,
Can I use margarine instead of butter ? And an I use round cake tin 8" inch instead ??? Plz reply soon

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W/Salaam, you can use margarine but butter is what makes a pound cake taste excellent. And yes a round 8" pan is fine.

Salam Fauzia sis cn i use plain flour for dis recepie?

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W/Salaam, cake flour makes the results better. Instructions on how to make the cake flour is included in the recipe. :)

Salam please can I use sorghum or corn flour instead of plain?. Do you have any gluten free recipe?

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W/Salaam, have never tried with that variation. Sorry at the moment no gluten-free recipes.

looks good cant wait


Dear Fauzia i need your help. I am a real beginner to baking, i want to start with a basic simple cake. I want to make it for my hubby but i dont have an electric mixer, Can i make a cake with simple hand mixer. Pls reply soon .

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W/Salaam, yes you can make one with a hand mixer. :)

thank u so much for replying.. May ALLAH bless you ..

All the queries gave lots of information

can u plz tell me if i can use this cake as a base cake for mango mouse cake rather then making that sponge cake..dat is a bit diff to make hehe:)

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Yes you can do that.

salam... fauzia baji i tried this recipe today and got dishearted very badly. orst of all, it got very dark and crispy on the sides and base. i did put almonium foil too after 30 mins... my main concern is that was raw:(((((( it was uncooked at the bottom. i baked for 55 mins. the toothpick stick was clean then only i took it out of the oven

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W/Salaam. Am sorry that your cake did not turn out well. The recipe is a good one and many have tried it with excellent results, so let us try to figure out where you may have gone wrong. Did you preheat the oven? What temperature was it at? Was the baking pan very thin or a regular pan? Is the heating of your oven proper and accurate?

Fauzia I made a mistake during the cake .......cake came out too good but instead of vanilla essence I accedentally added almond essence. ?...now what icing will go withbit as it has strong almond (bitter) flavour. ?...plz help

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Thanks for the feedback and sorry about the mistake! Try whipped cream, it has a light texture and flavour so it will pair nicely with the cake and hopefully diminish the almond essence. Serve with some fruits too, like strawberries.

Thanks fouzia....I will try whipped cream....I tried almost all of ur buns and breads too they came outreally good and soft.