Classic Yellow Pound Cake Recipe

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Classic Yellow Pound Cake Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 19, 2023

Indulge in the buttery and moist goodness of a classic yellow pound cake. This recipe is perfect for any occasion and pairs well with coffee or tea. With a rich vanilla flavor and a tender crumb, this cake will be a hit with your family and friends. Not only is it easy to make, but it also freezes well, allowing you to enjoy it anytime you desire. Follow this recipe for a homemade yellow pound cake that will melt in your mouth!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Begin and end with the dry mixture, mixing just until combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Slice and serve the delicious yellow pound cake on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream.

Interesting Facts

  • Pound cake got its name from the traditional recipe that called for one pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour.
  • Yellow pound cake is a staple in American baking and is often enjoyed during birthdays, holidays, and special occasions.
  • You can customize this recipe by adding lemon zest or almond extract for a different flavor profile.