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Million Dollar Pound Cake

Million Dollar Pound Cake is so moist and feather light – definitely worth the name Million Dollar and perfect to serve at tea time or for dessert

Million Dollar Pound Cake is so moist and feather light - definitely worth the name Million Dollar and perfect to serve at tea time or for dessert

I have only ever made one type of Pound Cake and that was since around Christmas time last year – a Chocolate Pound Cake which we all fell in love with.

Totally different from a normal cake and I have to say, this Million Dollar Pound Cake deserves the name “Million Dollar” and is perfect to treat Mom on Mother’s Day or as a tea time treat.

When I was little, I lived with my grandparents, and only recently I remembered my granny used to make Pound Cakes every now and then.

I have never really thought about it, but someone mentioned the Afrikaans name, Pond Koek, the other day. And duh … I remembered my granny always talking and baking a Pond Koek, which is of course a Pound Cake.

No idea why it took me so long to put the two names together, the names could not have been closer in the two languages. Anyhow, I have fallen in love with Pound Cakes, as did my family.

This Pound Cake is extremely moist and feather light, not what one would expect looking at the ingredients.

The Almond Essence definitely takes over on the flavor side, not much, only a hint, but that is more than enough to make it only just Almondy.

Million Dollar Pound Cake

 

One more thing, this is a huge cake, so be sure to use your bigger sized bundt pan to cope with the rising, and not spilling over, making a mess in your oven.

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Million Dollar Pound Cake

Yield: 12 Servings

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Million Dollar Pound Cake is so moist and feather light - definitely worth the name Million Dollar and perfect to serve at tea time or for dessert

Prep Time 10 minutes
Bake Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 450 g Butter, softened ( 1 pound )
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 4 cups Flour
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1 t Almond Essence
  • 1 t Vanilla Essence
  • Whipped Cream, for serving
  • Sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. ) Pre-heat the oven to 150 deg C (300 deg F) – grease a large bundt pan very well
  2. ) Cream the Butter in a large mixing bowl – add the Sugar and beat until creamy
  3. ) Add the Eggs one-by-one and beat after each addition – gradually add the Flour and Milk (1 cup Flour then 1/4 cup Milk, repeat twice, and end with the 4th cup of Flour), whilst beating continuously
  4. ) Stir in both the Essences and pour into the well greased bundt pan – bake 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean
  5. ) Remove from the oven, let cool 10 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack to cool completely

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Amount Per Serving Calories 640.2Total Fat 33.3gSaturated Fat 20.4gUnsaturated Fat 10.4gProtein 7.9g

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Serve with Whipped Cream and Sprinkles (both optional).

LINDA

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April J Harris

Tuesday 5th of May 2015

Your Million Dollar Pound Cake looks and sounds lovely, Linda. Isn't it funny how we hear things when we are kids and only just figure them out years later. It has happened to me many times!

Angela LeMoine

Monday 4th of May 2015

Looks really wonderful!! Absolutely perfect for mothers day or any breakfast or brunch! YUM

Joanne T Ferguson

Monday 4th of May 2015

This looks absolutely delicious Linda and wish I could have a slice with my coffee!

Joanne T Ferguson

Monday 4th of May 2015

This looks absolutely delicious Linda and reminds me of a cake my mum used to make!

nancy@skinnykitchen

Sunday 3rd of May 2015

So yummy...Loos like a 2 million dollar cake Linda!

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