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


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


  • 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.


Liberty MendezRecipe developer

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