Think cakes are too hard to bake? Not this one, honey. This easy, moist-on-the-inside-crunchy-on-the-top pound cake recipe will have you at “hero status” in your home once again. With our 31 days of delicious easy recipes for busy wives fun this month, I’ve shared main meals and snacks so far, but it’s time for dessert! This one is a classic, southern dessert that you can surprise family or a fortunate recipient with. It’s SO easy. I promise.
I remember fondly the childhood moments spent in my Grammy’s kitchen watching her bake pound cakes in her Bundt pan. I was so excited when I grew up and got a Bundt pan of my own. I want my own kids and grandkids (of the future) to remember that I enjoyed baking in the kitchen for them.
When I started baking on my own, however, I found out that baking pound cakes weren’t as easy as I thought they would be. Some recipes have turned out too dense, too dry, or too crumbly. I’m not one to give up, though, so I’ve been in my “test kitchen” and girl, I’ve found an awesome pound cake recipe that’s not only scrumptious but easy as can be!
Best Pound Cake Recipe Ever
You literally add several common ingredients to the mixer, pour the batter into the bundt pan, and forget about it for an hour. Easy peasy. In your large mixing bowl, you will combine your sugar and Crisco – mix until fluffy. Add eggs to mixer one at a time, mixing well after. Add flour, salt, baking powder, and milk slowly. Mix until blended – but not too much. Add two teaspoons of flavoring (vanilla, lemon, almond, rum, etc). Bake for one hour.
Helpful tips that are not mandatory but they are things I’ve learned that allow fluffier cakes: #1) Allow eggs to become room temperature if possible. Just sit them on the counter to warm as soon as you realize you are going to make a cake. #2) Don’t allow pan to touch oven glass while cooking – push it into oven a little further. #3) If center of cake is still a little “jiggly” in center after one hour of baking, turn oven off and let cake stay in oven. Remove after five minutes. #4) Be sure to let cool completely before removing cake from pan.
As far as “crisco” goes, I very rarely use it so I buy the sticks (pictured below) and keep remaining sticks in the refrigerator.
Here’s your printable pound cake recipe card:
- 2 C sugar
- 1 C Crisco shortening
- 3 C AP flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 t baking powder
- ½ t salt
- 1 C milk
- 2 tsp of favorite flavorings
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a bundt pan.
- Cream sugar and Crisco in large bowl.
- Add eggs one at a time into mixing bowl.
- Slowly pour in flour, baking powder, salt, and milk.
- Mix until blended but not too much.
- Add two teaspoons of flavoring of choice (vanilla, lemon, etc).
- Place in oven and bake for one hour. If jiggly in center after one hour. Turn off heat and leave cake in oven for extra five minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan.
Believe me when I tell you that this cake is so moist and yummy that I haven’t put any kind of ‘glaze’ icing on it yet and no one has noticed. It’s so good that I think I will skip it this time. Less sugar if we don’t need it! Enjoy my friend.
Have you baked this yummy pound cake recipe yet?
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