Vanilla Pound Cake

Vanilla Pound Cake / Karen E. Photography (p)

Pound Cake makes me think of the English pound sterling. Its strength against the South African rand makes a trip to the UK very expensive... But, back to the recipe which com­prises a pound each of butter, flour, eggs and sugar - actually equal quantities will do just as well. I remember often having this at my grandparents’ homes. It’s so versatile - any flavouring can be added to reinvent the very plain, traditional cake.
— Jackie Cameron

Yield: Small Loaf Tin

Ingredients :

  • 125g salted Butter
  • 125g White Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • 125g Whole Eggs, lightly whisked
  • 125g Cake Flour

Method :

  1. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla extract together.

  2. Add the egg mixture-in batches.

  3. Cut in the flour.

  4. Bake in a well-greased and floured tin at 180°C for 30 minutes or until cooked.