Made From Scratch Butter Pound Cake

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
bundt cake all from scratch butter pound cake

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 of 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. Heavily 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 the 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 placed 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!

this is a bundt homemade butter pound cake

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