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Vanilla Pound Cake

Recipe photo courtesy of Reed Davis

How sweet it is -- pound cake from scratch in three simple steps! We've added vanilla to our recipe for an extra hint of flavor!

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008
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  • winona12357
    30 MAR, 2019
    Everything worked it was a Perfect Pantry recipe, wanted a no milk cake and this was it light texture and tasted better than commercially made Thanks M.S.
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  • tinnaziday
    31 DEC, 2018
    Not sure why people are carrying on about no milk etc. Pound cakes should be a pound of each ingredient. There is no chemical leavening so the butter and sugar should be creamed at high speed and the eggs incorporated too until good volume. Simply reading ingredients, throwing things into a bowl and then complaining about the cake annoys me. Use your brain. To the people that said they would throw the cake in the bin should be ashamed of yourselves. There is nothing wrong with this recipe. If you can’t follow the most basic recipe don’t blame the author. Clearly in this throw away society people can put in minimal effort then complain about it.
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    • saskcindy
      14 MAR, 2019
      I agree. This is a very good pound cake recipe. Many people these days don't actually realise what they are looking at. A pound cake is a specific type of cake. I think, some might believe all cake is the sponge type.
  • antowrit77
    8 FEB, 2019
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  • jkane_jones
    19 NOV, 2018
    I used this recipe to make a rum pound cake, and it was probably the most delicious cake I’ve ever eaten. After reading reviews, I decided to add two teaspoons of baking powder ( one reviewer added four). It rose beautifully and soaked up the rum syrup overnight. I found the rum syrup recipe on another recipe. Delicious!
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  • Tamikaolarinde
    13 NOV, 2018
    I made this cake more than once I love it!
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  • MS10868234
    8 AUG, 2018
    We made this recipe to the letter and thoroughly enjoyed the cake. It wasn't overly sweet, but had the classic pound cake flavor. Loved it!
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  • jim7480220
    30 MAY, 2018
    I’ve made this recipe three times, and every one was great...family loved it.
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    • MS10630115
      22 JUL, 2018
      Doesn't the recipe need some liquid? Also the lady in video scoped the measuring cup in flour, I was always told to not do this put flour in cup and level off not scope. Scoping from canister alters the amount of flour in measuring cup. She leveled sugar with hand, use a flat knife don't put germs in sugar canister.
  • gdivay
    19 FEB, 2018
    It was easy to make but it was not very good at all. I will never use this recipe again. Waste of products.
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    • mini_skinny
      13 JUL, 2018
      I added 4 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp lemon and almond extract, just 2 tsp vanilla, lemon zest. It turned out great. Needs the baking powder, otherwise it is too heavy. Tented it for the last 10 minutes. The crust was crunchy and the inside moist and delicious.
  • GreyDove_679
    26 JUL, 2017
    Making a second time, first one fell while cooking. Looked at how people added more ingredients so will see what happens
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    • mini_skinny
      13 JUL, 2018
      I added 4 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp lemon and almond extract, just 2 tsp vanilla, lemon zest. It turned out great. Needs the baking powder, otherwise it is too heavy. Tented it for the last 10 minutes. The crust was crunchy and the inside moist and delicious.
    • angeline2005
      25 OCT, 2017
      Made the cake today. Exactly according to the recipe. Unfortunately it turned out awfully dry. Don't think I would make this cake again.
  • jaimiegates
    8 JUL, 2018
    I followed the recipe exactly and this cake turned out SO dry. Far drier than a pound cake should be. I have now compared it to other pound cake recipes and this one doesn't have nearly the liquid amount it should have for a true pound cake recipe.
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    • mini_skinny
      13 JUL, 2018
      I added 4 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp lemon and almond extract, just 2 tsp vanilla, lemon zest. It turned out great. Needs the baking powder, otherwise it is too heavy. Tented it for the last 10 minutes. The crust was crunchy and the inside moist and delicious.
    • jaimiegates
      8 JUL, 2018
      Going to play with this recipe a little and see what happens. The flavor is really good. Going to add blueberries for fun. Just needs more moisture for my preferences. I think I'll add some milk. Good idea or bad idea?

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