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How to Make a Pound Cake from Scratch

Juliette and Jennifer
Hey Y'all! A pound cake from scratch, is one of the most traditional and classic cakes that anyone can make. Nearly, everyone has had pound cake at one point in their life. I have decided to make a simple Southern Style Pound Cake. Click for the delicious recipe and the beautiful finished pound cake. 
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 people


  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Bundt cake pan


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of Shortening
  • 5 large eggs
  • cups of granulated sugar
  • cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavor


  • In a mixing bowl, you will add 2 sticks of softened unsalted butter and then add 1/2 cup of shortening be sure to mix them together.
  • Once you've mixed the butter and shortening, you will begin to add in 3 cups of granulated sugar a little at a time while still mixing.
  • As you're mixing you will begin to add your 5 eggs to mix 1 egg at a time and be sure to continue mixing after each egg is added. It's important to add your eggs this way so they can mix in evenly and it also allows for your batter to thicken naturally.
  • Now in  a separate bowl,  you will begin to add 3 cups of all-purpose  flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, which are your dry ingredients.
  • Stir these ingredients with a large spoon, and then add to your cake batter. Start adding some flour, a little at time, add your milk. Then begin to alternatively add your milk, flour, milk, and flour. Don’t forget to add your 1 teaspoon of vanilla flavor to your cake mixture.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and when your cake is well mixed, pour into a greased and floured bundt pan.  Your cake will cook for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until your toothpick comes out clean.


Your cake is finally finished and  you can feel free to enjoy, this  simple and easy, but unbelievably moist and delicious pound cake. I love to eat my cake in the morning with a steaming cup of coffee.
Keyword How to make a pound cake from scratch