Easy pound cake

Easy pound cake
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

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:10 mins
    • Cook:45 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 8

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving


  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla paste / ½ vanilla pod seeds

For the icing

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


  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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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