Are you craving for a vanilla pound cake? Turns out there are only 7 steps to the perfect pound cake. A vanilla pound cake is one of the easiest desserts to prepare and everyone is going to want a slice. This cake is great on its own, but also tastes fantastic served with ice cream. So, get ready for a tasty treat with these easy 7 steps to the perfect pound cake.
1. Gather Your Ingredients
Vanilla pound cake requires simple ingredients that can be found at home. So here’s what you need: 1 cup of unsalted butter, 1 cup of sugar, Pinch of salt, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 5 eggs, and 2 cups cake flour. Gathering your ingredients is the first of the 7 steps to perfect pound cake.
2. Preheat the Oven to 163 C
This is essential because it will cook the cake perfectly withot burning it.
3. Grease a Cake Pan
Pound cakes cook best in a pan designed for them. Be sure you grease it liberally before baking.
4. Cream the Butter and the Sugar
Put the butter and sugar together in a pan and mix them until very smooth and fluffy.
5. Add the Eggs and Vanilla, and Stir in the Cake Flour
Again, mix the batter very well until the eggs become blended with the batter. Then, add the flour and stir it well to create a creamy batter.
6. Pour the Batter into the Pan
Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.