A simple pound cake is one of those cakes that people forget about but is so delicious.   

Why not add sliced fresh strawberries and a little whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.  

This is one of my favorites.  Enjoy!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound of butter (2 sticks)
  • 6 eggs, beaten and separated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

  1. Cream the butter. Add sugar to the butter and beat until creamy.
  2. Add egg yolks, one at a time
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff.
  4. Combine flour, salt, baking powder.
  5. Add to butter mixture.
  6. Add Vanilla
  7. Blend egg whites into the batter.
  8. Pour into a greased and floured baking pan.  Or line the bottom with parchment paper.
  9. Bake 325 degrees for one hour till golden brown.
  10. Rest in pan for ten minutes before removing to cooling rack.