How sweet it is -- pound cake
from scratch in three simple steps! Busy times call for easy desserts,
and this rich pound cake recipe hits the sweet spot. We've added vanilla
to our recipe for an extra hint of flavor!
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 6-cup (8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch) loaf pan; set aside.
an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and
fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; add
vanilla and salt. With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just
until combined (do not overmix).
until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 1
hour (tent with aluminum foil if browning too quickly). Let cool in pan
15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and turn upright to cool