Quarter of a Pound Cake Recipe
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Quarter of a Pound Cake Recipe

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Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri downsizes everyone’s favorite pound cake without losing any of its sweet appeal!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • Dash ground mace
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

2 slices: 358 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and mace; add to egg mixture alternately with milk.
  2. Pour into a 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into eight slices. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Quarter of a Pound Cake in Cooking for 2 Spring 2008, p26

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pixdix User ID: 131161 242384
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"This is the perfect recipe for when you want a piece of cake but don't want to make a big cake that will eventually go to waste. It is very delicious, moist and satisfies your sweet tooth! Love it!"

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