Never-Fail Pound Cake

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Never-Fail Pound Cake Never-Fail Pound Cake


Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 cup sugar
5   eggs
3 cup cake flour
1 cup milk
2 teaspoon lemon extract
vanilla ice cream
berries, for garnish


 

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Directions

Special equipment: a 10-inch bundt pan, greased and floured

In a large bowl, using a mixer, combine the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with the flour. Stir in the lemon extract. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. 

Place pan in a cold oven and heat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake cake for 1 hour. Increase the temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes more. 

*Cook’s Note: Do not open the oven door while baking. 

Cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. 

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Made this cake yesterday for family birthday party today! Delicious!

By Anonymous on February 08, 2014

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This cake came out wonderful. Super easy to make, it looked identical to the picture and tasted delicious. Definitely a keeper.

By Dailypainter on January 26, 2014

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By jeanette on September 28, 2013

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I just made this cake today. It is the worst cake I ever made. Weirdly spongy and not a dense pound cake for sure. The taste is lacking as well. Paula is known for butter, I think this recipe needs about 3 more sticks and 1 to 2 cups less sugar. But Paula is a great cook and entertainer.

By Debra on August 28, 2013

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By obearlady on July 05, 2013

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By bebe thrift on July 01, 2013

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Love you Miss Paula.I am a product of 1950s in the south.

By LILLIAN KISSINGER on June 28, 2013

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PAULA, HANG IN THERE. YOU ARE A WONDERFUL AND CARING PERSON. I WATCH YOUR SHOWS EVERY TIME YOU ARE ON, AND THIS HAS MADE ME A BETTER BAKER. I CAN WHIP UP CAKES, CASSEROLES ETC. YOU SHOULD BE PROUD. I AM A FOREIGNER AND I COME FROM AFRICA. I KNOW RACISM, DISCRIMINATION AND ANYTHING INBETWEEN. YOU ARE NOT THAT KIND OF PERSON. I WONDER IF YOU WERE NOT FAMOUS, WOULD THEY COME DOWN HARD ON YOU? I AM BLACK IF I SAY YOU ARE OKAY, YOU REALLY ARE. TAKE HEART FROM THE MILLIONS OF FANS YOU HAVE. YOU HAVE TAUGHT US A LOT ON BAKING TECNIQUES AND YOU REALLY MAKE IT EASY, YOU ARE A FAVORITE AUNT AND GRANDMA. HAVE FAITH, GOD BLESS AND AS THE BIBLE SAYS, THIS TOO SHALL PASS. LOVE YOU PAULA

By NANA on June 26, 2013

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i'm looking for a recipe for a pecan pound cake like my mama made. It was suger,flour,eggs,vanilla,buter & pecan's as far as i can rember. thank you

By BOBBIE on June 19, 2013

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I had an accident with the 10-inch bundt pan, some drops of the mix go out the 10-inch bundt pan, what can I do to avoid this accident thank u

By xoxo on April 28, 2013

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my grandmother use to make a pound that was crunchy on the outside. can you tell me how to do that?

By vickie brown on April 18, 2013

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I have been making cold oven pound cake for a few years. This is the first time I have seen a recipe that only calls for 1 stick of butter. Also I have been using regular flour not cake flour or self rising flour and it usually turns out well. The last two cakes have not risen as I think they should. I don't know if it is because of the weather here, it has been cold and we live in a 100 year old drafty house. Or if it is because I am not mixing enough between eggs or what. But it won't rise like it does when I make it in warmer weather. Any ideas or suggestions.

By Cindy Haigler on March 01, 2013

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I have made 3 of these cakes and used Black Walnuts in it. The cakes turned out GREAT!!! Now I'm going to try a Lemon favored one.

By Crystal P. DuBose on February 17, 2013

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is that correct pound cake does not have any baking powder?

By sonia clarke on December 19, 2012

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I will try ur lemon pound cake

By Ruthie on October 10, 2012

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I have a Wearever Loaf Pan 4 1/2 X 16..Love to use it for pound cake but I need a pound cake recipe or how to adjust your recipe for pan Janet Hicks williamphicks@att.net

By Anonymous on September 18, 2012

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PAULA I AM A DIABETIC ,WILL YOU EVER HAVE A SHOW ON TV WITH DIABETES RECEIPES,AND SUGAR FREE DESSERTS,I LOVE GOOD TASTING FOOD,BUT I CAN NOT FIND ANY GOOD RECEIPES. THANKS

By MARGIE HAYDEN on September 09, 2012

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I bake a lot, and must say that I did not like this cake AT ALL. I was skeptical when I first read the recipe in that it had only 1/2 cup of butter. As I suspected, you can't get "creamy" from just 1/2 cup butter when combined with 3 cups of sugar! The cake rose nicely, but its texture is something between a sponge cake and an angel food cake. Very strange, and certainly nothing like a true pound cake. This was my first Paula Deen cake recipe. Not sure I'd try another one.

By Mary on August 01, 2012

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P.S. - The cake is also very dry.

By Mary on August 01, 2012

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Hi Paula, I was looking for the Vanilla Bean Pound Cake recipe. I saw you preparing it on your show - however I only saw the last part of it. So I was searching for it on your website. I simply love watching your shows. Thanks very much.

By Sheila Branche on July 31, 2012

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