Pound cake is probably the simplest and quickest cake to put together and toss in the oven. Did you know pound cake gets its name because the recipe has a pound of everything! How very simple! I’ve only faced one problem with Pound cake’s; mine never seem to rise as much as I would like it to. So do let me know if yours have and if I’m doing something wrong.
I use one of an old favourite my mother use to bake. It is dense and sweet. The other recipe I also like to use is from Joy of Baking
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 pound butter
1/8 tsp salt
- Mix all ingredients together on high speed of an electric mixer until combined well
- Bake in a tube pan for 1 1/2 hr at 150 C
- If the cake starts to bake quickly at the top and browning then cover with a foil so it does not become too dark and over cooked
- This is a dense pound cake, if you are looking for a light pound cake I HIGHLY recommend the Joy of Baking version.