Ultimate Butter Pound Cake


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4eggs
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang over 2 sides.


  • Step 2

    Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in flour. Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition. Pour batter into a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Lift cake out of the loaf pan using the overhanging parchment paper. Place on a wire rack and cool completely before slicing, about 30 minutes.

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