I love cake as much as the next person, but sometimes the frosting can be a little too much to handle. Thankfully, there is a dessert option out there that has cake without the icing, pound cake. This simple little dessert is a great option for anyone with a sweet tooth. I love to make pound cake from scratch in the oven. The right combination of pound cake cook temp and cook time will give you a good result. The oven temperature I like to use is 325 degrees Fahrenheit. And I frequently get this question. How long to bake pound cake at 325 degrees? In this post, I like to answer this and share tips on perfecting the recipe for making pound cake from scratch.
It takes 1 hour to bake the pound cake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. With this combination of cook temp and time, you can expect a dense and lightly sweetened cake that is golden brown on the outside and milky white in the middle. This dessert is incredibly simple in design and taste. It’s classically always vanilla and can be baked in either a Bundt pan or a bread pan. Due to it’s simple nature, you want to be careful not to burn it, there aren’t extra toppings to hide any mistakes. Baking at 325 degrees for 1 hour is the best way to ensure that you will get a perfect buttery pound cake that you won’t have to worry about covering up.
If you want to bake pound cake at different temperatures, you can try using either 300 or 350 degrees. You will want to be careful baking at a higher temperature. Cooking at 350 degrees will definitely speed up the process, but you might end up with a dry and hard dessert in the end. With how simple pound cake is, any mistakes will be more noticeable, so be careful about increasing the oven temperature.
If you want to try baking at a lower temperature of around 300 degrees, this will be a better idea. The baking time will increase by quite a bit, but the results will be worth it. Cooking at a lower temperature will help to retain the moisture and leave the pound cake with a buttery flavor and soft texture. If you like a moist pound cake and have time to spare, baking at a lower temperature will have a much better outcome in the end.
The best temperature to bake pound cake at is 325 degrees F for a couple of reasons. You want to use a lower temperature to keep the pound cake from drying out too quickly. But using a temperature that’s too low will greatly increase the time it takes to cook. The perfect pound cake will have a buttery flavor and velvety smooth texture on the inside. This dessert is dense by nature, but it shouldn’t be dry and hard. Using 325 degrees as your baking temperature will help you to make a delicious and soft pound cake that will be enjoyed by everyone.
Pound cake is a great dish to serve during any occasion. The internet has plenty of recipes for homemade pound cake. However, I like to stick to this one easy and simple pound cake recipe. And here’s how to make pound cake from scratch.
Go to the store and buy flour, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, non-stick spray, salt, sugar, baking powder, vegetable shortening, milk, and a Bundt cake pan.
Grab a medium bowl and mix 3 cups of flour, and a 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and salt each. In a separate larger bowl, add 2 sticks of room temperature butter, 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening, and 3 cups of sugar and mix them thoroughly until you get a fluffy consistency. In a smaller bowl, put 5 large room temperature eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1 cup of milk and mix. Combine all the ingredients together and mix.
Spray the Bundt cake pan with non-stick spray to prevent sticking once it’s done. Pour the batter into the pan.
Set the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake the pound cake for about 1 hour. Once baking is done, take it out and let it cool for 15 minutes and then invert it to let it finish cooling for another 10 minutes. It’s that simple.
Some days are harder than others when it comes to cooking. Having a couple of tips and tricks to make things easier can really help to relieve some of the pressures of baking. The first thing you should always prioritize is stocking up on ingredients to eliminate the need to go to the store. Of course, some ingredients don’t last as long as others, so check to make sure they don’t go bad before you get a chance to use them. Pound cake actually freezes really well, so consider using this option if you want to store a few for later use. Just make sure they are fully cooled before you wrap them up to be frozen.
Pound cake is loved by so many because of its simplistic nature, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a couple of ingredients to make it even better. If you like fruit, add some sliced peaches or strawberries to the side of your plate to eat with a piece of pound cake. You can also drizzle some chocolate syrup over the top or spray some whipped cream on the side to make it more flavorful. If you really want to change up the recipe a little, add some flavoring to the batter to create a strawberry or lemon flavored pound cake. There are so many things you can do to make this dish tastier, so have fun experimenting to make your original pound cake a little more unique to you.
You can bake at a lower temperature of around 300 degrees to make the pound cake more moist. Cooking at a lower temperature will help to retain the moisture and leave the pound cake with a buttery flavor and soft texture. However, this will take 1 hour and 40 minutes of cooking time. If you have time to spare, baking at a lower temperature will gives you the moist cake you like.