Last Updated on March 20, 2023
If you are a cake lover, then you will love this sensational old-fashioned pound cake with a self-rising flour recipe. It is a classic dessert with a delicious vanilla flavor and an incredible texture that will have you coming back for more. It is the perfect cake for bringing to dinner parties and potlucks, as it is guaranteed to be something everyone will love.
This recipe is relatively simple to make, so you don't need to worry if you don't have any prior baking experience. It is amazing to eat on its own, but you can also add your favorite toppings as well to make it even tastier. The classic pound cake is certainly something your friends and family will enjoy.
All-Purpose Flour vs Self-Rising Flour
All-purpose flour is one of the most common flours used for baking. Though not as common, self-rising flour is also used for baking.
Unlike all-purpose flour, self-rising flour contains baking powder and salt. Cake recipes with self-rising flour will sometimes also call for baking soda if they need an additional leaving agent. However, some recipes don't need any additional leavening agents.
If you can't find self-rising flour, you can easily make your own. To make it, combine four cups of all-purpose flour with two tablespoons of baking powder and one teaspoon of salt. Use your homemade all-purpose flour right away or store it in an airtight container.
What You Will Need To Make Pound Cake Recipe With Self-Rising Flour
To make this old-fashioned pound cake with self-rising flour you will need:
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
- ¾ cup whole milk, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 eggs, room temperature
- 9-inch tube pan
- Cooking spray
- Stand mixer
- Large mixing bowl
- Wire rack
Step one: Preheat the oven and grease your tube pan
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease your 9-inch tube pan with cooking spray. Alternatively, you can grease it with butter and then dust it with flour.
Step two: Beat the butter and hot water
In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the room-temperature butter with the hot water. Beat on medium speed until the butter and water mixture is well combined and creamy.
Step three: Add the flour and sugar
Using a sifter, sift in your flour and sugar into the butter mixture. Then, stir your ingredients until they are just combined.
Step four: Add the milk, vanilla, and two eggs
Add the milk, vanilla, and two eggs to the batter. Then, mix it for two minutes on medium speed to incorporate the ingredients into the batter.
Step five: Add the other Two eggs
Add the other two eggs to your cake batter. Continue to beat the mixture for another two minutes on medium speed, fully incorporating all the ingredients.
Step six: Pour your batter into your prepared cake pan
Carefully pour your cake batter into the cake pan. Give it a couple of shakes to even out the batter.
Step seven: Bake your cake
Bake your cake in the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Be sure to check your cake in around 40 minutes, as it may take less time to bake.
Once your cake is fully cooked, allow it to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then, let your pound cake cool completely on a wire rack before serving. You can also add any frosting or topping to your cake if desired.
Tips and tricks
To make sure your cake is the right consistency, be certain to make sure your ingredients are at room temperature. This is especially important with butter as if your butter is too cold, it can curdle when mixing. This will then prevent it from reaching a creamy consistency which helps the cake rise as it bakes.
When making pound cake recipes using self-rising flour, you can incorporate different flavors into the batter if you like. Instead of using vanilla extract, you can use another flavor of extracts such as almond extract or lemon extract. This will give your cake a lovely flavor.
You can serve this cake plain or dusted with powdered sugar if you are wanting to keep it simple. You can also top it with vanilla buttercream frosting, cream cheese frosting, or chocolate buttercream frosting. Alternatively, you can top it with whipped cream and serve it with a side of fresh fruit and vanilla ice cream.
Store any leftover pound cake in an airtight container at room temperature for three to four days. You can also store it in the fridge for up to a week as well.
If desired, you can also freeze your pound cake as well. Wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap and then a layer of aluminum foil, freezing it for up to six months. When you are ready to serve it, allow your pound cake to thaw at room temperature for two hours or overnight in the fridge.
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How Many Sticks of Butter Does It Take to Make a Pound Cake?
When it comes to making a pound cake, you typically need quite a lot of butter as it's one of the key ingredients. Unsalted butter is the choice of butter you should go for. Usually, you'll need around 3-4 sticks of butter per pound cake, but it all depends on the recipe you're following and how buttery you like your cake. It's always best to use softened butter too, as this helps to keep the cake tender and moist.
How to Make a Pound Cake Without Butter?
When you're not using butter in a pound cake, it's important to use other ingredients that are flavorful and will fill the hole that comes with not using butter. The ingredients you'll need for this cake are ¾ cup of olive oil, 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar, 3 large eggs, ½ cup of milk, ½ teaspoon of salt, a pinch of nutmeg, a pinch of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
- Now all you need to do is preheat your oven to 350F and grease a loaf pan with cooking spray and parchment paper.
- Now grab a bowl and add the sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, milk, and olive oil.
- Mix well and then add the remaining ingredients (zest, baking powder, spices, and salt).
- Gently fold in the flour and do not overmix.
- Now pour the smooth batter into a loaf pan and place it into the center of your preheated oven for around 55-60 minutes.
- When it's ready, a toothpick should come out clean when inserted into the center.
- Leave to cool slightly before removing from the pan.
- Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
- Slice, serve, and enjoy!
How to make old-fashioned 7up pound cake?
Old-fashioned 7UP pound cake is one of my favorites to make and it doesn't require too many ingredients at all. However, the most important one is, of course, 7UP! The ingredients you'll need for this recipe are 3 sticks of butter, 3 cups of white sugar, 5 eggs, 3 cups of all-purpose flour, zest of 2 lemons, and ¾ cups of 7UP.
- Now all you need to do is grease a Bundt pan and preheat your oven to 325F.
- Grab a bowl and add the butter and sugar and cream together.
- Keep creaming until it becomes light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs individually; only add the next one once the previous one has been incorporated.
- Now add the zest and flour, and mix well.
- Gently add the 7UP and mix.
- Now pour your batter into your prepared baking pan and place it in the center of your preheated oven and bake for around 75 minutes.
- When it's ready, a toothpick in the center should come out clean.
- Remove from oven and leave to cool.
- If desired, you can make a glaze from powdered sugar and lemon juice.
- Mix and then drizzle it over the top of your pound cake.
Delicious Old-Fashioned Pound Cake With Self-Rising Flour
This pound cake recipe is a great addition to any recipe book. It is flavorful and has a wonderful texture, making it a great cake for your next party. You can serve it plain or with your favorite frosting, whipped cream, fresh fruit, ice cream, or powdered sugar.
This cake recipe is simple to make, so it is great for bakers of all experience levels. Though most grocery stores sell self-rising flour, you can also easily make it at home if you can't find it in stores. Self-rising flour helps give this cake an amazing texture that is moist and flavorful.
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Sensational Old-Fashioned Pound Cake With Self-Rising Flour
- 9-inch tube pan
- Cooking spray
- Large mixing bowl
- Wire rack
- Preheat the oven and grease your tube pan. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease your 9-inch tube pan with cooking spray. Alternatively, you can grease it with butter and then dust it with flour.
- Beat the butter and hot water. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the room temperature butter with the hot water. Beat on medium speed until the butter and water mixture is well combined and creamy.1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, 2 tablespoons hot water
- Add the flour and sugar. Using a sifter, sift in your flour and your sugar into the butter mixture. Then, stir your ingredients until they are just combined.3 cups self-rising flour, 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
- Add the milk, vanilla, and two eggs. Add the milk, vanilla, and two of the eggs to the batter. Then, mix it together for two minutes on medium speed to incorporate the ingredients into the batter.¾ cup whole milk, room temperature, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 4 eggs, room temperature
- Add the other Two eggs. Add the other two eggs into your cake batter. Continue to beat the mixture for another two minutes on medium speed, fully incorporating all the ingredients.4 eggs, room temperature
- Pour your batter into your prepared cake pan. Carefully pour your cake batter into the cake pan. Give it a couple of shakes to even out the batter.
- Bake your cake. Bake your cake in the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Be sure to start checking your cake around 40 minutes, as it may take less time to bake.Once your cake is fully cooked, allow it to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then, let your pound cake cool completely on a wire rack before serving. You can also add any frosting or topping to your cake if desired.
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