Golden Pound Cake

While pound cake is named after the original weight of its ingredients—a pound each of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs—most modern recipes do not follow these measurements. Traditionally baked in a loaf pan, this tender, fine-textured cake has many flavor variations, including lemon, orange, and coconut. This delectable version is scented with mace and topped with chopped nuts. For a special touch, dust the top with powdered sugar just before serving.

Golden Pound Cake
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Easy
  • Makes
    12
    servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace or ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk

Instructions

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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder, salt and mace in medium bowl. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture alternately with evaporated milk. Pour into prepared loaf pan; sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 60 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 22g 34%
  • Saturated Fat 11g 55%
  • Cholesterol 95mg 32%
  • Sodium 240mg 10%
  • Carbohydrates 49g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber 5g 4%
  • Vitamin A 10%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 8%
  • Iron 15%
  • Sugars 27g
  • Protein 6g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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