The Perfect Pound Cake Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 75 MINUTES

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  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 3 cups cake flour, (use regular flour and you'€™ll be sorry)
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream, at room temperature
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Cream butter and sugar in a mixer.

Add 1 egg at a time.

Add flour and cream, alternating between the two.

Add baking powder.

Add salt.

Add vanilla.


Put in greased and floured "pound cake pan," you know, the one with the funnel in the middle.


Put in cold oven, middle rack.


Turn oven to 350° and go run errands. Come back in 1 hour and remove. Let cool.

The Perfect Pound Cake


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