Plain Vanilla Pound Cake
Sometimes, a plain cake with no fuss is all you need.
- 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.