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“How could this recipe not be on RecipeZaar? I tasted a friends delicious pound cake and decided to "try" to make one. Of course,I turned to my cookbook Bible, "Joy of Cooking" for the recipe. I actually followed the directions and it paid off. I will be making this again very soon..”
1hr 20mins
2 loaves

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
  2. Beat butter in a large bowl at medium high speed for one minute.
  3. Gradually add and beat sugar 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Beat in eggs yolks one at a time
  5. Add in vanilla and beat for one minute.
  6. On low speed,slowly add sifted flour and mix only until thoroughly blended.
  7. Using clean beaters, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt at medium high speed until stiff but not dry.
  8. Fold one quarter of the whites into the batter, then fold in the remaining whites. Scrape the batter into the pans. Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about one hour.
  9. Cool pans on a rack for 10 minutes. Enjoy.

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