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Jan 7, 2008 10:41 PM

The Ultimate Pound Cake

I'm in search of a rich decadent pound cake recipe with buttery goodness that's unforgettable. The addition of glazes or unique ingredients is fine. I'd like to see some variance. Thanks!

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  1. I don't know about "ultimate," but I really liked the pound cake recipe that Becca Porter posted some time ago.

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    1. re: vicarious

      +1 on Becca Porter pound cake. My first pound cake and it came out great and I am not much of a baker. (In fact, I did overcook it a tiny bit.)

      I want to try it with vanilla BEAN next.

    2. A couple of days ago, I was looking for some good video recipes for baking to put up on my site, and came across a pound cake recipe that won a "best of youtube" award.

      I haven't tried it, but the end result looks like the kind of pound cake you'd cut into cubes and dip into chocolate fondue.

      Here's a link to the thread:
      Here's a direct link to the video:

      My Blog:

      1. I've never tried this, but is it decadent enough to use:?
        1 lb of flour
        1 lb of sugar
        1 lb of butter
        1 lb of eggs (8)

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        1. re: paulj

          I've never made pound cake. But I'm prompted to do so because my daughter considers them bland and plain. I've had some that we bland, heavy, and a rare one that's buttery. I would assume the latter is attributed to quality ingredients but I'm sure many variables apply. I'm open to suggestions as this was a staple that my grandmother often had in her kitchen whenever I visited. It will be the first cake my daughter prepares. Thanks!

          1. re: gabby29

            I'm a big fan of the key lime bundt pound cake that I make sometimes - if it appeals to you, I'll find you a link to the recipe I've posted. It's buttery, but light, and has a lovely key lime glaze that hardens a bit.

            1. re: MMRuth

              That sounds delicious. I'm having visions of tea as we speak. I'd love to see it!

                1. re: MMRuth

                  Thank you! I can't wait to try it.

        2. Is it too late for egg nog? Someone posted an eggnog pound cake recipe here last year....we've made it a few times both last year and this year. It's become a family of the best pound cakes I've ever had!

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          1. re: ziggylu

            Not at all. She loves egg nog and would gladly make this in a heartbeat. I'll dig around for it.

            1. re: gabby29

              The recipe is in this thread:

              And a public thank you to Andiereid for sharing it last year!

              1. re: ziggylu

                Oh, thanks for that link! We love all things eggnog, plus I just bought a bottle of eggnog flavoring, so can't wait to try this.

          2. We have a recipe from a cook book we got in March of 1970. It's always been just perfect. The book says two loaves. Not wanting to copy the recipe out of the book, I just Googled and found the same recipe here.
            We do use a pound of butter in ours and not margarine.