(gain at least a) pound cake

This is my go to company cake. I usually have all the ingredients on hand, and it is pretty easy to whip up (especially with child labor). Plus, it is delicious. Anything with a pound of butter is good. Real good.

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Million Dollar Pound Cake
(Recipe from Southern Living)

1 pound butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs (at room temp)
4 cups all purpose flour (sifted)
¾ cup milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. The butter needs to turn a light yellow color. I usually leave it going in the stand mixer for about 8 minutes. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat on medium until fluffy and white. The longer you beat it the better (at least another 5 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until the yellow yolk disappears.

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Add flour to the creamed mixture, alternating with milk. The recipe says that it is important to begin and end with the flour mixture. Not sure if it makes the cake taste better or just gives the Southern Living gods a good laugh that we actually do it. Beat at a low speed after each addition until lumps disappear. Stir in extracts.

Pour into a greased (shortening or butter) bundt pan. Grease it good. You didn’t take four years off your stand mixer’s life to have the cake stick to the pan.

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 40 minutes, or until a pick in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing from the pan, then cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

Truth be told, I don’t particularly like sharing this cake with company, but it does prevent me from eating the entire thing. Anything with a pound of butter is bad. Real bad.

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9 Comments

  1. It looks amazing and sounds delicious. I love to cook but thank God I don’t like to bake and am too lazy to attempt 99.9% of what I see on the internet/ cookbooks. Boxed brownies is about as much as I can handle.

  2. I’m going to need some of this riiiiiight about NOW.

  3. This looks and sounds so yummy!!! Im a semi-new follower of your blog. Its probably my favorite ever… I get overly excited when I see you have written a new post haha. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I LOOOVE a pound cake! This sounds delicious. Gonna try it this week.

  5. I’m impressed. My manmade always talks about how hard pound cakes are to make.

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