Golden Pound Cake

Golden Pound Cake
Makes:
12
servings
Prep Time:
15
minutes
Total Time:
105
minutes
based on 68 reviews
4
While pound cake is named after the original weight of its ingredients—a pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs—most modern recipes do not follow these measurements. Traditionally baked in a loaf pan, this tender, fine-textured cake has many flavor variations, including lemon, orange, and coconut. This delectable version is scented with mace and topped with chopped nuts. For a special touch, dust the top with powdered sugar just before serving.

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace or ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, salt and mace in medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Pour into prepared loaf pan; sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.


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Ingrid HAuei from Flushing, NY

The consistency, fravor and texture of this cake is just great! No need for anything else at tea time.

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    Golden Pound Cake

    susan tao from ,

    Delicious and simple! It was even better than the ones I use to buy in the store. I think I will reduce the baking time to 50-55 minutes next time. It came out a little too dark for me.

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    easy

    linda pena from Pasadena, TX

    the best pound cake ever..i just love VBB..

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    GREAT!!!

    d guy from CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH

    Loved this recipe. the cake was very moist and not as dense as some of the pound cake recipes I've tried before.

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    Golden pound cake

    Donna Kranyik from BETHEL, CT

    I liked this cake very much, I used a bundt pan and then drizzeled caramel sauce lightly over the top...it looked pretty and was delicious!I'll make it again.

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    Good cake for a coffee/tea break

    G JACKSON from Montreal, PQ

    Very good taste, but found the cake a little dry.

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    Golden Pound Cake

    Lisa Hammett from BELLE CHASSE, LA

    Loved this cake! My family loved it with ice cream.

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    No luck with this Pound!

    Maryann Turley from JACKSONVILLE, FL

    Not only did I find this recipe too expensive (mace) for a pound cake, it did not turn out well for me! After reading all the wonderful reviews, maybe it was because I beat the butter/sugar mixture for about 4 minutes (which I always do for all my baking recipes) although, I really don't think that did it. Also,I didn't like that the recipe did not tell you to begin with flour or milk and end with such either. Anyway, I'll trash this recipe and stick with my other pound cake recipes.

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    Golden Pound Cake

    Juanita Daniels from Cantonment, FL

    I thought this was the best ever pound cake I have baked. Very moist. It did not last long with my grandchildren. YUMMY!!!!!!

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    yummy!

    KAREN GENTILI from EAST BROOKFIELD, MA

    I actually made it with the low fat milk to cut out at least some of the fat and replaced the eggs with egg substitute. Came out good!

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    A new Golden Pound Cake Recipe

    Kathy Benton from Wellington, CO

    My family loves pound cake. I have used the same recipe for many years and have been looking for a new recipe that contained ingredients that I usually keep in my baking cupboard. This is it. It's easy and contains ingredients close at hand.

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    GOLDEN POUND CAKE

    THERESA STEPHENSON from BEAR, DE

    IT WAS SO DELICIOUS THAT WHEN I MADE IT THE SECOND TIME I FOLDED IN APPLES TO GIVE IT A DIFFERENT TASTE. AND MY FAMILY LOVED IT.

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    love this recipe

    lovell brown from FORT HOOD, TX

    I made this for a potluck and it hit the table and was gone. This is one of them melt in your mouth cakes i have had dry pound cakes that u need milk for to get it down this is not one of them at all

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    Awesome cake

    Susan Campbell from GRASS LAKE, MI

    I made this with my two youngest grandkids, ages 2 and 3. It is fast, simple, offers several "tasting" steps, and the end product was delicious. Will make again soon, as I want to try using Amaretto instead of vanilla and mace, along with a few chopped cherries. Very moist and everyone liked it.

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    goes well for any occassion

    Lauren HopkinsSheridan from STATEN ISLAND, NY

    This tasty pound cake goes well for any occassion, I like it with fresh strawberries.

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    ''moist and yummy""

    Sudha Hariharan from Markham, ON

    This was certainly a hit at the kids party since it was sooo moist and delicious that the kids kept on asking for more!

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    Golden Pound Cake

    Annette Ceravolo from HOOVER, AL

    Easy recipe! I've made it with pecans and with walnuts. My family and I love both varities. Simple, yet elegant for guests.

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    Golden Poundcake

    Leah Agonofski from SAVANNAH, GA

    My husband loves poundcake so I am always looking for new recipes. This is one of my favorites.

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    Golden Pound Cake

    ANGELINA ROGERS from AKRON, OH

    I made four of these lovely pound cakes today, three for church tomorrow, and one for us. My husband gave the thumbs up, so that's a good sign. I did use some Splenda for baking in the one for us, and I'm pleased with the results. For me, Land O Lakes Butter is a must, you can't beat the taste. I will be making these again, as now we are getting closer to some much welcomed cooler weather. Thanks for the recipe..........

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    golden pound cake

    elaine hilton from LITTLE FALLS, NJ

    So easy to make. Rich, moist, and delicious!! Delicious all by itself or with fruit, or whipped cream.. Enjoy some today!

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    golden pound cake

    Maryann O'Neill from COATESVILLE, PA

    Imade this golden pound cake and it was deliouse with vannilla ice cream on top.

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    Golden Pound Cake

    Charlotte Gohl from Philadelphia, PA

    Delicious and almost as good as my Grandmothers recipe. Love the loaf size instead of a big tube pan

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    Great pound cake

    Evonne Robertson from FRASER, MI

    I love this pound cake. We slice it and top it with strawberries and whip topping. Oh so good.

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    Golden Delicious

    Myrna Munoz from Hacienda Heights, CA

    Great cake recipe and easy to make. My family enjoyed this dessert with ice cream.

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    Best Yet

    Jennifer Shippee from GREENVILLE, NH

    It being fresh fruit season I have mastered this recipe fr all sorts of "short cakes"

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    FABULOUS # CAKE

    Ann Novick from NASHUA, NH

    I 've loved really good # cake for 50+ years but hadn't had any that was "good enough" til this reipe appeared on my PC screem. I use egg & sugar substitutes & enjoy the less guilty pleasure. Traditionally(in my family) # cake was served toasted & lightly spread w/ sweet cream(unsalted) butter; a litle orange marmalade or other jam making it the perfectBRUNCH DESSERT or COFFEE BREAK TREAT.

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    Simple & Delicious

    Vanessa Law from HARRISVILLE, WV

    Perfect dessert when you need something simple to serve guests. I made this dessert and froze it for when I needed a quick treat!

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    red velvet cake***

    Victoria Ann from CHICAGO, IL

    ***an extra egg, coloring added to wet ingredients; then wet ingredients added to dry ingredients, and butter for sure****Thank You****!!

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    NOT DRY

    Becky Reyes from EULESS, TX

    Unlike the others I did not think the pound cake was dry. I enjoyed it.

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    Delicious Pound Cake!!!

    Elizabeth Meza from Arlington, TX

    This pound cake was so delicious. My entire family loved it and want more for Christmas.

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    Let them eat cake!

    Charlene Emery from Zachary, LA

    I have tried some pound cake recipes, with no success! However, this one was awesome! My coworkers liked it. I wasn't too sure about the nutmeg, but they liked it. I will try other variations.

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    Delicous pound cake

    FLORENCE SANDERS from ALEXANDRIA, LA

    A delicious cake. Try using cocoanut and rum extract for a great flavor. May also use cake for a strawbwerry shortcake dessert, frozen or fresh strawberries and whipped topping.

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    Golden Pound Cake

    Linda Witherspoon from Baltimore, MD

    This was a dream come true cake for me. It is so easy. I use flavor coffee creamer in place of milk and a bundt pan. My family loved it.

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    Golden Pound Cake

    Tyrona Martin from JAMAICA, NY

    Overall the cake taste delicious. However, I agree with other reviews that it was a bit dry. I will bake it again with a few alterations.

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    Easy Pound Cake

    LINDA SERRANO from GONZALES, CA

    It is so easy to make and everyone loves it. I make it 2 or 3 times a month. Also great for potlucks!

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    Golden Cherry Pound Cake

    Pauline Calderone from LEWISTON, ME

    I added a half cup of drained and chopped maraschino cherries. Yum! A great recipe to "play" around with by adding your own ideas.

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    great cake

    Kelly Nix from Social circle, GA

    This cake was one of the best pound cakes I have ever had. I made it for a birthday and it went over very well! I did add a little butter flavoring and rum flavoring but I imagine it would be fine plain too.

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    Pound cake lover

    Karen Wright from YONKERS, NY

    I love this cake it's the most delicious cake I have ever made. I recommend that everyone try this recipe.

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    Adding Moisture

    Allison Brent from Sugar Land, TX

    I thought this was a great pound cake, and it wasn't difficult! Some people have said that it was a little dry. To solve that, I just open another can of evaporated milk, and pour a tiny bit over the cake when I serve it. The cake absorbs the milk and becomes deliciously creamy and moist! It is almost like tres leches!

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    easy and good

    A L from MULLINS, SC

    the golden pound cake is very easy to make and even better to eat i love it!!!!!!!

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    Great Flavor!

    L Hultstrom from St. Cloud, FL

    This pound cake has a wonderful flavor, but is a little dry. Definitely recommend serving it with strawberries or some other kind of fruit with juice to add moisture.

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    Golden pound cake

    Judy Mitchell from BROOKLYN, NY

    This golden pound cake is so easy to make and delicious, when you add pineapple for just a little extra favor.

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    Golden Pound Cake

    JENNIFER SORKIN from HUNTINGTON, NY

    Wow! This is wonderful. I made one and it didn't last even one day. I had to make another one the next day. I added a cup of mini chocolate chips. Kids loved it. I have been bugged to make it again. My kids asked me to make it in mini loaf pans so they can have it with there lunch in school. One of the best pound cakes I have ever had or made. Very easy to make too.

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    Delicious!

    Deborah Harmon from CHARLESTON, WV

    My husband brought home a half-flat of strawberries the other day so I needed cake for strawberry shortcake. This cake was delicious with strawberries! I put this recipe in my recipe box immediately!

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    Perfect!

    Ingrid HAuei from Flushing, NY

    The consistency, fravor and texture of this cake is just great! No need for anything else at tea time.

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    Pound Cake

    ruth salyers from NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH

    I made this cake for my family, they thought it was just ok. I think it's a little dry. I left out the nuts, and I think next time I'll add lemon to it, for lemon pound cake.

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    Much better than supermarket pound cake!

    Beth Anne M. from NEW YORK, NY

    What an easy and delicious pound cake! I will never buy a pound cake in the supermarket again. I added mini chocolate chips for some extra favor--yum!

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    Golden Pound Cake

    REBECCA MOSES from LAWRENCEVILLE, GA

    This was easier than I thought and tasted pretty good for only my third time trying to make differnet pound cakes,The kids liked it and it was gone within two days so i guess its pretty good.

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    perfect gifts

    vonie stevens from clewiston, FL

    this cake is perfect to make in small loaf pans and add to cookie platters for gifts.

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    Golden Delicious

    Frank Elcock from BEAR DE

    This is a great cake for a beginner. It is moist and delicious. For a sweet variation, try adding chrushed pineapple. Enjoy

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    Sooo Good

    rekab ujima from MANCHESTER, NH

    I've been looking for an easy pound cake recipe for sometime. This one was great!.Everyone loved it. However,I altered the recipe slightly, I added two sticks of cream cheese to add a little flavor. Wonderful!!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 410
  • Calories from Fat: 200
  • Total Fat: 22g (34% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 11g (55% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 95mg (32% of DV)
  • Sodium: 240mg (10% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 49g (16% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 27g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Vitamin A: 10% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 8% of DV
  • Iron: 15% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Golden Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace or ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, salt and mace in medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Pour into prepared loaf pan; sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

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