Classic Pound Cake

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Classic Pound Cake

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Recipe Data

12
Servings
15min
Prep
1hr
Total

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    Our recipe for a classic soft pound cake is easier to make than you think! We used both vanilla and almond extracts to give this pound cake a birthday cake flavor. If almond extract doesn't suit you, just substitute with vanilla extract.

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    Ingredients
    Serves 12
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    Pound Cake
    2 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee baking powder
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, softened
    1 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    4 Hy-Vee large eggs
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee almond extract
    1 c. Hy-Vee whole milk
    Glaze
    ¾ c. Hy-Vee powdered sugar
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, softened
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee whole milk
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee almond extract

    Things To Grab

    • 8x4-inch loaf pan
    • Hy-Vee nonstick spray
    • 2 Large bowls
    • Electric mixer
    • Wooden toothpick
    • Wire cooling rack
    • Medium bowl

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside.

    2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

    3. In seperate large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for 30 seconds after each addition. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts. Slowly beat in flour mixture until just combined. Beat in milk. Pour batter into prepared pan.

    4. Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire cooling rack.

    5. Make Glaze: Beat together powdered sugar and butter until well combined. Slowly beat in whole milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract until smooth and creamy. If desired, add additional whole milk until glaze reaches desired consistency. Spoon on top of pound cake allowing excess to drip off sides.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    360 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 19g
    • Cholesterol: 105mg
    • Sodium: 220mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
    • Protein: 5g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 6%
    0%
    Calcium 4%
    0%
    Vitamin D 6%
    0%
    Potassium 2%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Test Kitchen