Easy vanilla 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

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:45 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 478
  • fat 23g
  • saturates 14g
  • carbs 62g
  • sugars 43g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.46g

Ingredients

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

Method

  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.

  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.