Perfect Pound Cake (from the Cake Bible)
Makes one 4-cup loaf
  • 3 TBSP milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ cups sifted cake flour
  • ¾ cups white sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 13 TBSP unsalted softened butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the pan well so the cake doesn't stick. I prefer Wilton Cake Release.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine milk, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 30 seconds to blend. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium speed and beat for 1 minute to aerate and develop the cake's structure.
  4. Scrape down the sides. Gradually add the remaining egg mixture in 2 batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition. Scrape down the sides.
  5. Scrape the batter into prepared pan and smooth the surface with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 55-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Recipe by It's Always Someone's Birthday at