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Scratch Butter Pound Cake Recipe

The perfect cake to use when having coffee, tea or you can dress it up with fresh fruits and whipped cream. Either way you will love this versatile cake that I make often with many different toppings. I will leave you some combination suggestions we just love!

 Scratch Pound Cake Recipe


2 sticks butter
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
3 cups sugar
5 eggs
1 teaspoon lemon or orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups flour 

With an electric mixer cream the butter and shortening together. Add the sugar a little at a time beating for at least two minutes. Now add the eggs one at a time beating until combined. Mix in the dry ingredients alternating with milk and flour, adding the zest then vanilla. Heavilly grease a bundt or tube pan with butter, sprinkle the bottom with flour or use lots of cooking oil or shortening to grease. Pour batter into pan.  Bake in a preheated at 350 degrees around 1 and 1/2 hours or until middle comes out clean using a toothpick. Cool 2 minutes then flip onto a board lined with wax paper to cool.

Suggestions for toppings ingredients are in order to be place on cake slices:

Banana slices, caramel ice cream topping, whipped cream
Raspberries whole, nutella and whipped cream
Strawberries sliced, warmed strawberry jam, whipped cream
Blueberries whole, warmed blueberry jam, vanilla ice cream
Apple Pie filling, crumbles of shortbread cookies, whipped cream
Chocolate pudding, crushed candy bars of choice, whipped cream
Any pudding, chocolate chips, whipped cream

Or just dust with powdered sugar and enjoy! 
+claudia lamascolo   Author


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