A sliced pound cake with coffee on the side

Easy pound cake

  • serves 8
  • Easy

The oldies are the goodies. You can count on this classic vanilla pound cake recipe, perfect for slicing thickly and enjoying with a mug of tea


Bake this simple pound cake for afternoon tea, then check out our classic banana bread, Victoria sponge and lemon drizzle cake. We’ve also got plenty more easy cake recipes and loaf cake recipes to enjoy with a cuppa.



  • unsalted butter 200g, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • eggs 3 large
  • caster sugar 200g
  • self-raising flour 200g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • whole milk 3 tbsp
  • vanilla bean paste 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a 900g loaf tin with baking parchment. Put all of the ingredients into a large bowl and beat together, either using an electric hand whisk or a wooden spoon, until smooth and combined. Pour the mix into the loaf tin and spread evenly with the back of spoon. Bake for 40–45 mins, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 315
  • Fat 23g
  • Saturates 14g
  • Carbs 20g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Salt 0.69g