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Easy Peasy Pound Cake

This week marks the beginning of the official holiday season.  Like many of you, my calendar is filled with holiday commitments, most of which require a carry-in dish or baked treat to bring along to the party.  I really enjoy this time of year and I do my best to take advantage of a few stress-free tips that can really simplify things.  One such tip would be to choose recipes that are easy yet flavorful.  The recipe below includes ingredients that are nearly always on-hand in my kitchen. It’s adapted from a recipe that I found in an old community cookbook many years ago.  This one’s a no brainer for me… It always turns out perfect.  A few simple ingredients bake up a moist and flavorful, good ole’ fashioned, pound cake.  

Easy Peasy Pound Cake

3 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups butter

6 eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract

3/4 cup milk

Grease and flour a Bundt pan (take your time with this step, getting all of the softened butter and flour into all the nooks and crannies). DON’T PREHEAT THE OVEN.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla/almond extract and continue mixing well.

Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Beat until smooth batter is smooth. Pour into prepared pan.

Place cake into the oven, set the temperature to 350 degrees and bake for approximately 60 to 90 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

13 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Pound Cake

    1. I usually bring along a sweet treat or a dish to pass for the meal. Sometimes I place the items on a festive plate and leave the plate or dish behind for the hostess. It’s something I’ve done for years. I shop for festive dishes, tins, and plates after the holiday and put them away to give as gifts the following year.
      Thanks for your valued comment… enjoy the holiday!

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        1. I’ve even found some beautiful plates at resale shops that have never been used… still have the tags on them… here is another recipe that I use for gift-giving. I love to bake mini loaves with colorful icing and wrap them in cellophane. I pop them onto co-worker’s desks as a sweet treat during the holiday season.
          Thanks for your valued comments!😊
          https://simplymadekitchenandcrafts.com/2015/12/19/sweet-almond-pound-cake/

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