Vanilla Pound Cake
The ingredient list for this pound cake recipe is short—just butter, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, eggs, pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. There's no leavening, other than eggs and the air incorporated into the batter from creaming the butter and sugar, so mix thoroughly. The result is a dense, buttery, rich, and versatile pound cake. Enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee or tea, pair it with whipped cream and berries, or use it as the base for all kinds of desserts.