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The Perfect Pound Cake

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 15


  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 3 cups (use regular flour and you'€™ll be sorry) cake flour
  • 8 oz at room temperature heavy whipping cream
  • 6 at room temperature eggs
  • 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 °F and go run errands. Come back in 1 hour and remove. Let cool.