Never-Fail Pound Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Berries, for garnish
  • Special equipment: a 10-inch bundt pan, greased and floured
Directions
  • 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 the pan in a cold oven and set the oven temperature 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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