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Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake

by on March 4, 2013 · 8 comments

Not that you need an excuse, but it’s National Pound Cake Day so bake a pound cake! That is, if you like pound cake.

Elvis Presley's Favorite Pound Cake

It’s actually not my favorite type of cake, but it’s a good complement to the berries that have been on sale lately.  That, plus I’ve been searching for top pound cakes and wanted to try the highly regarded Elvis Presley’s Favorite before I’d forgotten the flavor and texture of my favorite Perfect Pound Cake with Cream Cheese.

The only change I made to the recipe on Epicurious was to halve it and bake it in an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.  To halve seven eggs, I used 3 eggs plus 1 yolk.  The cake smelled a little eggy when I took it out of the oven, but it didn’t taste too eggy once it had cooled.  It was less dense and heavy than some of my other pound cakes and not as tight crumbed.  It also seemed really sweet — not that being sweet is a bad thing, but it just seemed a tad bit sweeter than others.  Maybe that’s why Elvis liked it?  I don’t know.  It’s definitely a very good cake, but I like the other one better.


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Published on March 4, 2013

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Cheryl March 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Remember, Elvis was a Southern Boy and probably like his food sweet!

Chewthefat March 4, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Glad it turned out, despite your fears! Perhaps it needs some peanut butter, banana and bacon!

Anna March 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Yes, I think it’s because Elvis liked sugar. And the pound cake really is good.

Holiday Baker Man March 4, 2013 at 5:15 pm

This is a new one for me. Thanks!

Katrina March 5, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Glad it wasn’t too eggy after it cooled.

C L March 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

This recipe is one of my longtime favorites! I have used this delicious pound cake recipe for about 15 years (at least LOL). I can vouch for how good it is. :) So glad you posted it! :)

Anna March 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I must say the texture improved quite a bit after it sat around for a while. It’s tight crumbed (guess it’s settled?) and I had fun cutting it into perfect little cubes. It is sweet, though.

Angela March 5, 2013 at 10:16 pm

I actually love pound cake, but have an issue with ones that are two sweet. I like the look of that crumb, though.

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