Everybody loves pound cake, don’t they? This is our favorite pound cake recipe, which is wonderful own, served with strawberries and cream, or with a vanilla glaze! This is also the recipe that we baked into sheet cakes & sliced into squares for our petit four video tutorial! The flavor is wonderful, and if you like a hint of lemon, I highly recommend using the lemon extract. We always do! ;0)
3 sticks (339 g) butter, softened
3 cups (600 g) sugar
5 large eggs
3 cups (375 g) all purpose, bleached flour (not self-rising)
1/2 teaspoon (2 g) baking powder
1 cup (235 g) whole milk
2 teaspoons (8 g) vanilla
1 teaspoon (4 g) lemon extract (optional)
Grease and flour a tube pan.
Lower the oven rack to the next to lowest position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a separate bowl whisk the flour and baking powder to combine, set aside for later.
Cream the butter with the paddle attachment in your mixer, gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time blending after each to incorporate.
Add the vanilla and lemon extract to the l cup of milk. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk to the butter, sugar, egg mixture. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. I add the dry 3 times and milk twice.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
This makes approximately 8 cups of batter.
**This is also the recipe that we use in our petit fours video! For petit fours, we pour into an 11×15 inch pan so that they are nice and short (approximately 1 1/4 inches tall).