Golden Pound Cake

Golden Pound Cake

  • 15 Minutes Prep2 Hours 35 Minutes Total
  • 16 Servings
  • 390 Calories per Serving
The perfect cake recipe—a classic in our kitchens.

Ingredient List

  • 3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan or 10-inch angel food (tube) cake. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. Beat sugar, butter, almond extract and eggs in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 5 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk on low speed. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 40 minutes.


  • Chocolate Chip Nutty Pound Cake? Why not? Just follow this recipe, except after mixing, fold in 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, grated, and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  • Bundt cakes can easily serve 24 when they're cut into thinner slices. Voilà, you’ve also just reduced the calories and fat!

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 8%, Vitamin D 8%, Folic Acid 8%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 390 , Calories from Fat 155 , Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 105 mg, Sodium 200 mg, Potassium 100 mg, Total Carbohydrate 54 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Protein 6 g