Happy Cake ( Pound Cake )

Total Time
1hr 45mins
25 mins
1 hr 20 mins

Another great recipe - a pound cake - taken from a recent novel.

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 10" Bundt or tube pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter.
  4. Add sugar, vanilla and eggs, mixing well.
  5. Add milk.
  6. Sift dry ingredients and add slowly to mixture.
  7. Pour into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan 15-20 minutes.
  10. Remove and finish cooling on platter.
  11. Serve with fresh fruit or lemon curd.
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5 5

What a wonderful pound cake recipe. Suggest to anyone trying it that you follow ingredients and instructions exactly as written. Keeps so well and improves with age - probably because of the butter and buttermilk. Thanks bakernurse - it's a winner.

5 5

Wonderful dessert! The texture was beautiful, with a soft moist inside & a slight crispness to the crust. I used a springform pan with bundt insert & sprayed it with non-stick spray for baking (no flouring the pan). It baked in the time stated & released easily from the pan. I did have to substitute bread flour for most of the cake flour & I made buttermilk with lemon juice & 2%. The cake is not overly sweet & was a huge hit with my family. I served it with Lemon Dessert Sauce, which is a nice compliment to the pound cake. It indeed made us "Happy". Thanks for posting, BakerNurse! Made & enjoyed for Fall 2008 Pick A Chef.