Butter Pound Cake

Preparation: 20 min
Cooking time: 55-60 min
Waiting time: –
Portion: 1 loaf 24×13 cm
Level: 2/5

-Butter: 160 gr – should use high quality butter; soften at room temperature
-Sugar: 130 gr
-All purpose flour: 165 gr
-Egg: 3 (at room temperature)
-Milk: 15 ml (at room temperature)
-Baking powder: ½ tsp (~ 2.5 gr)
-Vanilla extract: ½ tsp (~ 2.5 ml)

Kitchen utensil
-Loaf pan 24x13x5 cm: 1
-Electric egg beater: 1
-Cake brush: 1


1. Cake batter

  • Mix well all purpose flour with baking powder. Sieve the flour to a mixing bowl. Left aside
  • In another bowl, add soften butter and sugar, use egg beater to beat at low speed until the sugar well combined with butter.

Note: because butter is the main ingredient of this cake so you should choose the high quality butter for mouthful flavor.

  • Increase the egg beater speed to medium and continue to beat in 3-5 minutes (until the butter turn to light yellow color). Often use the spatula to dredge ingredient.
  • Beat an egg and add to butter bowl. Use egg beater to mix it well (it takes 10s-15s per egg). Repeat this step with other eggs.
  • While beating the ingredient with egg beater, slowly add every spoon of mixed flour to mixing bowl.
  • Then slowly pour milk and vanilla extract to batter bowl and beat at low speed until they are completely combined.
  • Preheat the oven at 170 Celcius degree for 10 min.
  • Brush a thin layer of oil inside the loaf pan. Then spread a small amount of flour to bottom and edges (for anti-sticking)
  • Pour the cake batter to anti-stick loaf pan and bring to bake.

2. Baking

  • Put the loaf pan in the center of oven and bake at 170 Celcius degree for 50-60 min.
  • Rememeber to check the cake after ½ total baking time. You can use an aluminum foil to put on the pan to avoid burning surface.
  • Remove well-baked cake from oven and test again with cake tester or a chopstick.
  • Brush a thin layer of melted butter (can use 5 gr butter and melt in microwave) when the cake is still hot.
  • Remove the cake from pan and cool on rack.
  • Use a knife to cut butter cake to slice. Enhance the cake flavour by serving with sour-fruit syrups (you can find many fruit syrups recipes here)
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