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A sliced pound cake with coffee on the side

Easy pound cake

Published: August 3, 2022 at 5:04 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

You can count on this classic vanilla pound cake recipe. It's super easy to make and perfect for slicing thickly and enjoying with a mug of tea

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal315
fat23g
saturates14g
carbs20g
sugars1g
fibre1g
protein6g
salt0.69g
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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, such as our classic vanilla cake.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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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