Ultimate Butter Pound Cake

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This is a moist, rich, dense vanilla pound cake that looks beautiful and tastes heavenly. My family requests it often. The ingredients are simple and basic, and making it is a snap. It really is the ultimate served with strawberries and whipped cream!


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang over 2 sides.

Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in flour. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Pour batter into a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Lift cake out of the loaf pan using the overhanging parchment paper. Place on a wire rack and cool completely before slicing, about 30 minutes.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: 1 loaf



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