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Plain Vanilla Pound Cake

Sometimes, a plain cake with no fuss is all you need.
Cuisine: baking
Keyword: butter cake, cake, cream cheese, delicious, dense cake, plain, pound cake, vanilla


  • 2 sticks/ 226.8 gms unsalted butter at room temp
  • more to butter pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Pre-heat oven to 180C. Butter a loaf pan and line it with baking paper, butter the baking paper too.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a mixer till light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time making sure they're well beaten before adding the next one.
  • Add in vanilla. Mix salt into the flour.
  • With the mixer on low, add the flour gradually, mixing till just combined but not overbeaten.
  • Pour into loaf pan, level it with a spatula and bake for an hour or till cake tester comes out clean in the center.
  • Let it cool in the pan on a rack for 15 mins before turning it out to cool completely.