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Vanilla Pound Cake Sliced on Two Flowered Plates

Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe with Easy Strawberry Sauce

This Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe features a gorgeous golden buttery pound cake that's faintly flavored with vanilla and almond. It's easy to whip up strawberry sauce from scratch, or use any fruit that's in season!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Time for the Strawberry Sauce to Chill 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 331kcal


Vanilla Pound Cake:

  • Butter to grease the pan
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or use an additional 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 pound sugar about 1 cup + 2 tablespoons
  • 1/2 pound eggs 4 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 pound all-purpose flour about 1 3/4 cups
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Easy Strawberry Sauce:


For the Vanilla Pound Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 325F; grease a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan (preferably a glass pan) with butter and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  • Use a handheld electric mixer to beat the butter and extracts together in a large bowl. Cream in the sugar. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating until fully incorporated and fluffy before adding another. Once the eggs are added, beat until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the flour and salt and use a wooden spoon to stir just until combined, being careful not to over-mix.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the loaf is golden on all sides, split on top, and a toothpick inserted inside comes out with just a couple crumbs (not completely dry), about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • Cool for 20 minutes in the pan, and then run a knife along the perimeter and slide the loaf out. Transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

For the Easy Strawberry Sauce:

  • Combine all ingredients and let them sit for an hour in the fridge.

To Serve:

  • Serve each slice of pound cake topped with strawberry sauce, and of course you can also add a dollop of whipped cream if you like.


  • This recipe makes 1 (9 by 5-inch) loaf and about 2 cups of strawberry sauce. Cut the loaf into 12 slices. Each serving is 1 slice of cake with about 2 1/2 tablespoons of strawberry sauce.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg