Moist and Delicious Pound Cake Recipe

Welcome, friends! As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I am excited to share with you a recipe that has been passed down through my family for generations: Granny’s Pound Cake Recipe.

This cake holds a special place in my heart because it reminds me of my great granny who always had a freshly baked pound cake ready to share. A good pound cake is a quintessential British dessert that is easy to make yet its simplicity is often underestimated.

My goal today is to show you how to make the perfect pound cake that will take you straight back to your grandma’s kitchen. With the right ingredients and preparation, this cake will come out moist, fluffy, and bursting with flavor.

So let’s get started and honor our grandmas by baking a delicious and timeless dessert favorite: Granny’s Pound Cake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Granny's Pound Cake
Granny’s Pound Cake

Are you in the mood for a delightful, classic dessert that’s both easy to make and incredibly satisfying? Well then, you’ll positively adore Granny’s Pound Cake Recipe! This scrumptious old-fashioned pound cake recipe is so incredibly simple to make and utterly delicious.

The secret behind this cake’s exceptional texture, beyond its buttery flavor, is the use of plain flour instead of cake flour. The result is a tender crumb with just enough resistance to it–the perfect foundation for any number of toppings, from strawberries and whipped cream to caramel sauce or even chocolate frosting.

Not only does this cake have a rich vanilla flavor and a moist crumb, but what I love most about it is how versatile it is. Granny’s Pound Cake Recipe can be served beautifully all by itself, sliced with a dollop of whipped cream or stuffed with sliced strawberries. It pairs perfectly with coffee, tea, or hot cocoa on a cold winter day.

Whether you’re hosting guests and need an impressive dessert in a pinch or want a treat to keep for yourself throughout the week, Granny’s Pound Cake Recipe will be your go-to classic cake recipe. So why not try making this satisfying, easy-to-follow dessert today? You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate
A slice of heaven on a plate

Let’s talk ingredients! A Granny’s Pound Cake is a classic cake that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe uses basic and simple ingredients that you might already have in your pantry. But, if you are missing something, don’t worry, I got you covered. Here’s what you will need to make this delicious cake:


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

That’s it! Just 9 ingredients to make the best pound cake ever. If you want to take it to the next level, keep reading and find out some ingredient substitutes and variations.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect pound cake for any occasion
The perfect pound cake for any occasion

Now it’s time to walk through the step-by-step guide on how to make my Granny’s Pound Cake, so grab your apron and let’s get baking!


  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract


Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2: In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about five minutes.

Step 3: Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4: In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture on low speed until just blended.

Step 5: Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 6: Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt pan.

Step 7: Bake for about an hour and a half, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 8: Remove from oven and let cool for at least ten minutes before removing from pan.

This recipe is foolproof as long as you follow the steps carefully. The key is to slowly add each ingredient and keep everything at room temperature. Once you’ve mastered this cake using the basic recipe don’t be afraid to venture out with substitutions like swapping out vanilla extract for almond flavoring or adding in some strawberries or grated coconut.

Substitutions and Variations

 Grandma's recipe, made with love
Grandma’s recipe, made with love

When it comes to baking, there are plenty of opportunities for customization based on your individual tastes and preferences. Here are a few substitutions and variations for Granny’s Pound Cake recipe that you may find helpful:

– Vanilla: If you’re not a fan of vanilla or want to try something new, consider substituting almond or lemon extract for a different flavor profile.

– Flour: While all-purpose flour is the standard for this recipe, you could experiment with different types of flour such as cake flour or even coconut flour for a twist.

– Butter: This recipe calls for unsalted butter, but if you prefer salted butter, adjusting the salt in the recipe may be necessary. You could also try using margarine or shortening for a different texture.

– Sugar: If you want to cut down on sugar or prefer a less-sweet cake, feel free to adjust the amount called for in the recipe.

– Cream Cheese: An alternative variation would be to swap out some of the butter in this recipe for cream cheese. It will add a tangy flavor and moistness to give your pound cake an extra delicious taste.

– Fruit: Granny’s Pound Cake can be customized with various fruit add-ins such as strawberries or juicy Granny Smith apples. Simply chop the fruit into small pieces and fold gently into the batter before baking to ensure that they’re evenly distributed.

– Glaze: Fancy up your Granny pound cake with sweet glaze toppings like chocolate or peanut butter drizzle.

By experimenting with these substitutions and variations, you can create your unique version of Granny’s Pound Cake that suits your preferences perfectly.

Serving and Pairing

 Moist, fluffy, and oh so delicious
Moist, fluffy, and oh so delicious

Now that you’ve baked a mouth-watering Granny’s Pound Cake, it’s time to decide how best to serve and pair this delightful dessert. This cake is perfect for any occasion, from a cozy get-together with your closest family and friends to elegant dinner parties.

When it comes to serving, there are many options available. You can cut the cake into slices, dust them with powdered sugar, and serve them either warm or cold alongside a hot cup of tea or coffee. For a more lavish presentation, consider topping each slice with whipped cream and fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries.

When it comes to pairing drinks with Granny’s Pound Cake, you have many options. The sweet vanilla flavor of the cake pairs well with bold tea flavors like Earl Grey or English Breakfast tea. You can also serve it with coffee or hot chocolate which would complement its rich buttery taste.

If you want to go further in your pairing and opt for something stronger than a hot beverage, try pairing the pound cake with dessert wines such as Sherry, Muscat or even Port. A creamy Australian Sparkling complementing well with strawberries & pound cake further enhances the taste buds.

Finally, If you’re feeling adventurous and looking to whip up an exciting dessert recipe, consider transforming Granny’s Pound Cake into something new altogether. With just a few tweaks to the original recipe or variations including chocolate chips, coconut flakes or chopped nuts in place of sugar promises miles of admiration from all present.

So, whether you enjoy Granny’s Pound Cake alone or along with a hot beverage or an adventurous dessert recipe variation – this classic British dessert is sure to please all who indulge in its rich and delicious flavors!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A classic dessert that never gets old
A classic dessert that never gets old

There’s nothing like enjoying a freshly baked Granny’s Pound Cake right out of the oven. But sometimes, we need to make it ahead of time, or we’re not able to finish the whole cake in one sitting. Here are some tips on how to make-ahead, store, and reheat your Granny’s Pound Cake.


You can prepare the pound cake mixture up to three days in advance and keep it refrigerated until you’re ready to bake it. Be sure to store it in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap to prevent moisture from getting in and drying out the batter. It’s best to bake within those three days to ensure the ingredients are as fresh as possible.


If you’ve already baked your Granny’s Pound Cake and you have leftovers, storing it correctly will ensure its moisture and flavor are preserved. Wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or store it in an airtight container with a lid. Store the pound cake at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to one week.


To reheat small slices of your pound cake, place them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds until they are just warmed through. You can also reheat slices by placing them directly into a toaster oven or conventional oven at 250-300 degrees Fahrenheit for about 3-5 minutes. If you want a warm slice of pound cake but don’t want to use an appliance, simply place the slice on a plate and leave it on top of your preheating oven for around five minutes.

As with all desserts, our beloved Granny’s Pound Cake requires careful storage and reheating instructions. Try these tips to keep your pound cake fresh-tasting and moist when stored overnight or reheated.

Tips for Perfect Results

 You can't have just one slice
You can’t have just one slice

To ensure perfect results every time, follow my tips for making granny’s pound cake recipe:

1. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Using ingredients at room temperature will help them mix together more easily and uniformly. Take your butter, eggs, and cream cheese out of the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for at least an hour before starting the recipe.

2. Don’t Overmix the Batter: Once you’ve added the flour to the batter, mix it only until everything is combined. Overmixing can cause the cake to be tough and dense.

3. Sift the Flour: Sifting the flour ensures that there are no lumps or clumps, which will lead to a smoother texture in your cake.

4. Measure Ingredients Accurately: It’s essential to be precise when measuring ingredients this prevents over or under mixing of the cakes batter. Use measuring cups or a kitchen scale to ensure accuracy.

5. Adjust Your Oven Temperature: Oven temperatures can vary, so keep an eye on your cake and adjust temperature accordingly. Set the oven temperature slightly lower than what is recommended for a conventional oven.

6. Use Parchment Paper: Line your baking pan with parchment paper or grease it with butter so that your cake won’t stick to the sides and bottom of the pan as it bakes.

7. Let Your Cake Cool Completely: Once your cake is out of the oven let it cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring it onto a cooling rack until it cools completely this helps avoid breaking or crumbling.

By following these tips, you’ll get a perfect granny’s pound cake every time you make it!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Granny’s Pound Cake Recipe is a must-have in your baking arsenal. It is effortless and yields consistently perfect results every time. Using high-quality ingredients such as fresh eggs, butter, and vanilla lends its delectable taste and texture. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting, this recipe is perfect for any occasion.

Pound cake is a classic dessert that has stood the test of time, and Granny’s recipe offers variations that appeal to everyone’s taste buds. From the old fashioned pound cake to the five flavor pound cake, everyone can find their favorite.

It’s also perfect for those who want to experiment with flavors and ingredients. Try adding black walnut, coconut, strawberry, or even peanut butter to create your personal spin on a classic.

So why settle for store-bought cakes when you can make one right at home that tastes even better? Get yourself into the kitchen and start whipping up this delicious recipe! I guarantee that you will love this cake as much as I do.

Granny's Pound Cake

Granny’s Pound Cake Recipe

A simple pound cake. This is my grandmother's specialty. A favorite of mine since I was a kid.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, Inexpensive, Sweet
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 1 Cake
Calories 339.9kcal


  • 1/2 lb butter (creamy)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add the flour and mix well.
  • Add vanilla stir and pour into a bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.


Serving: 64g | Calories: 339.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.1g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 17.6g | Saturated Fat: 10.4g | Cholesterol: 128.8mg | Sodium: 138.6mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 25.2g

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