Vanilla pound cake cut into slices

Easy pound cake

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

Serves 8

Bring a smile to your friends and family with a slice of our vanilla pound cake. It's the perfect partner to a cuppa for elevenses or afternoon tea

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal478
  • fat23g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars43g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.46g
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Ingredients

  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
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  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
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  • 3 tbsp whole milk

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  • 1 tbsp vanilla paste / ½ vanilla pod seeds

For the icing

  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla paste / ½ vanilla pod seeds

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 900g loaf tin with parchment paper (mine was 19cm x 9cm x 6cm). Put all of the ingredients except those for the icing into a large bowl and beat together, either using an electric hand whisk or a wooden spoon until smooth and combined. Pour the mix into the loaf tin and spread evenly with the back of spoon. Bake for 40 – 45 mins.

  2. Once out of the oven, leave to cool and make the icing. Combine the icing sugar and vanilla paste with three tbsp of water – you may need more but add it gradually to get a thick icing. Spread it over the top of the cake; it’s fine if it drips down the edges. Allow to set and then slice. 

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Clare Clark
8th Jun, 2020
Can you use vanilla extract instead? If so how much?
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lulu_grimes
9th Jun, 2020
Hello, Yes you can, use 2 tsp if your extract is quite strong smelling. Lulu
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