My Nonna used to make this pound cake all the time. She made it for holidays and regular days alike. It was a staple. She made it in a tube pan, but my mom says that she made everything in a tube pan. My mom bought me this Wilton long loaf pan for Christmas. I love it. One of the highlights of the pound cake is the yummy buttery golden crust on the top of the cake. This is why I wouldn't suggest using a bunt pan; all the yummy buttery golden crust ends up on the bottom of the cake. That is one of the reasons I love my new pan; it allows for more yummy buttery golden crust.
Here is the long Wilton loaf pan.
This recipe couldn't be easier. It is a traditional pound cake: a pound of butter and a pound of sugar. But it is worth every calorie. The batter is thick.
This pound cake goes great with a cup of coffee. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do in my family.
Nonna's Pound Cake
1 pound of butter (4 sticks)
1 pound box of powdered sugar
6 eggs (add two at a time)
3 cups of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 teaspoons brandy extract
2 teaspoons rum extract
Cream together butter and powdered sugar. Then add two eggs at a time. Add extracts and flour. Place batter in a greased large loaf pan, two smaller loaf pans, or a tube pan. Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 20 minutes (if using one large loaf pan or tube pan). If using two smaller pan, you might want to start checking it around 45 minutes.
Enjoy your coffee break - you deserve!