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Good Housekeeping Epic Pound Cake

Epic Good Housekeeping Pound Cake

Basic pound cake baked in an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pound Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Cost 5


  • 1 ½ cups 6.75 oz all-purpose flour, I used bleached 190 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened but cool, 114 grams
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened, 114 grams
  • 1 cup sugar 200 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla paste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 large eggs room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8 ½ by 4 ½ inch loaf pan. You may want to line it with a strip of parchment before flouring, but that is optional.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combined softened butter, cream cheese, sugar and lemon zest. Beat with the paddle attachment on medium, increasing a little after the first 3 minutes, and scraping the bowl often.
  • Add one egg and beat on low until it is incorporated, then increase speed and beat for 30 seconds. Repeat with the remaining two eggs.
  • Add flour in two parts, stirring until blended. Scrape bow and beat on medium for 30 seconds.
  • Transfer to the pan and spread evenly. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 5 minutes or up to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then run a knife between the cake and the sides of the pan and tip the cake to loosen. Remove from pan.
  • Let cool completely. To store, let cool completely, wrap in plastic and put wrapped cake in a freezer bag. Freeze.