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Pound Cake

Pound Cake Recipe

  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 95 Minutes


This is a buttery pound cake recipe that we’ve used for picnics, holidays and as a coffee break treat.


  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  4. 2 3/4 cups sugar
  5. 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 5 eggs
  8. 1 cup evaporated milk


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. Beat sugar, butter, vanilla extract and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  4. Beat on high speed 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk on low speed. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 20 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 40 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 Minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: evaporated milk pound cake, old fashioned pound cake recipe