Vanilla Pound Cake is a basic sponge cake that is very simple to make. Its a butter cake with just four main ingredients – flour, butter, sugar and eggs.
Vanilla pound cake is started by creaming of butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. You can always adjust the measurements according to your needs, ex., if you want to add 150 g of flour, you should make every 100 g as 150 g in the given recipe.
Butter Cake is totally vanilla, so use best quality vanilla extract or you can make your own vanilla extract. The browning of the top is the sign of a perfectly cooked Vanilla pound cake. The same recipe can bake it in a loaf pan or a bunt cake pan too.
Vanilla Pound Cake is the basic cake recipe and easiest one since you add any flavor and change accordingly.
- 100 g Butter
- 100 g Sugar
- 100 g Flour
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1-2 tbsp Milk optional
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Take butter in a large bowl with electric beater or stand mixer. Beat butter till fluffy and pale for about 3 mins.
add in sugar, beat for 5 min until mixed thoroughly.
add 1 egg at a time. Beat until just combined.
add vanilla. add in flour, baking powder and salt.
If the batter is too thick you should add 1 tbsp milk at a time.
Bake it in 7" round mold for 30-40 min at 180 c.
Creaming of butter and sugar to a fluffy consistency gives you a spongy cake.