Vanilla Pound Cake
Vanilla Pound Cake
Try this quick and easy vanilla pound cake recipe from Fresh with Anna Olson.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Baking
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 60 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 454 grams unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated Lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract (or vanilla bean paste)
  • 9 large Eggs
  • 3¾ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Cinnamon or Nutmeg
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and grease 2 9" x 5" loaf pans
  2. With electric beaters or in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in lemon zest and vanilla and add in eggs (on medium speed) one at a time, scraping the bottom of the bowl often
  3. In a separate bowl, sift flour with cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon or nutmeg. Add to butter mixture in 3 additions on low speed, scarping bowl often, taking care not to over mix.
  4. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pans and tap pans on counter to lift out any large air bubbles. Bake for about an hour, until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean
  5. Cool cakes in their pans on a cooling rack for 40 minutes, then turn cakes out to cool completely

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