Vanilla Pound Cake

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This light & fluffy pound cake is that perfect cake to have with an evening cup of chai.
  • PREP TIME: 15 minutes
  • COOK TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • SERVINGS: 8 persons
Vanilla Pound Cake


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for greasing pan
  • 2 cups flour / maida, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup caster sugar (or pulse granulated sugar in the spice grinder)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • 2. Butter and flour a 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan. Set aside.
  • 3. Put butter and sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light & fluffy.
  • 4. Add the eggs on at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and salt.
  • 5. With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined (do not overmix).
  • 6. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour (cover with aluminum foil if browning too quickly).
  • 7. Let cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and turn upright to cool completely.


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