Basic pound cake

Good day to you all!

One of the first cake recipes that I have learnt was a pound cake recipe. If you are an amateur this is the perfect cake recipe for you. Go ahead and give it a try today.


  • Flour- 100 gm
  • Egg- 100 gm or 2 nos
  • Icing sugar or powdered sugar- 100 gm
  • Butter- 100 gm
  • Baking powder- 1 tsp
  • Milk- 3 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence- 2 tsp


  • Sieve the flour and baking powder and keep aside.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degree centigrade or 356 fahrenheit.
  • Grease a cake mould and sprinkle some flour to coat/ use a cooking spray to grease it/ simply grease using oil or fat and line with butter paper.
  • In a bowl take butter at room temperature and beat it using a hand beater with the sugar till creamy and a little fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and keep beating till it is incorporated.
  • Add the flour and baking powder to it. Beat for some time. Add the milk and vanilla essence. Beat to mix it in.
  • Pour the batter into the cake mould and bake for 40 minutes at 180 degree centigrade or 356 fahrenheit.
  • Check after 30 minutes if the cake is done or not. If you want a browned top, set the oven at 200 degree centigrade or 392 degree fahrenheit for 7 minutes in the end.
  • Temperature and time may vary slightly from oven to oven.
  • Serve plain/ dust with icing sugar/ with frosting on top.

Bonus tips:

  • Place cake mold on a rack while baking.
  • To check for doneness, poke using a skewer or a knife at the center of the cake.
  • It is called a pound cake as all the ingredients weigh a pound. I kept the concept same and reduced the portion.
  • You can choose to add nuts.
  • You can replace vanilla essence with any other essence for other flavor.
  • Use a hand whisk if you do not have a hand beater.

Published by Alisha Sarkar

I am a chef who loves her work and this blog is a an extended part of passion to be shared with others.

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