Million-Dollar Pound Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour 40 min. + cooling
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 3 cups sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually add flour alternately with milk, beating just until blended.
- Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 497 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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Apr 18, 2016
This was the most moist buttery delicious pound cake I ever made. The texture was very fine yet airy...truly a million dollar pound cake.
Dec 25, 2015
i minused some of the butter and used applesauce... and used vanilla almond milk instead of regular milk - the MDPC - turned out much better and had a light & fluffy texture! the key for it to turn out right is... when u put sugar and butter 2gether - then u must eat some of the mixed up b/s and that will make the cake so much better - U MUST EAT SOME OF THE BUTTERY SUGERY STUFF 1T - should b enuff!!!
Aug 4, 2011
Maybe I just don't know what pound cake is supposed to taste like, but this seems really bland. It's incredibly dense and moist, but even with the extracts it leaves a lot to be desired. It might be better if it had lemon extract instead, just for more flavor and kick. I used cake flour, but I don't think that could possibly be worse than all-purpose flour?
Mar 6, 2011
This cake tasted too heavy in the butter. Looking for other pound cake recipes which are lower in fat content.
Apr 29, 2008
The recipe I got out of Taste of Home said the temperature for baking should be 300 degrees, and that is what I used. This recipe states 325 degrees. Which is correct? I live in high altitude.