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Vanilla Pound Cake

It’s been a while since I made a cake, or a pound cake in particular. Yesterday I desperately wanted to eat pound cake, but not just any type – I only wanted a plain, no frills vanilla pound cake – nothing more, nothing less.

So, relying on my usual pound cake recipe, similar to that which I use for all my other pound cakes, I whipped up a quick vanilla pound cake in the hour before heading out to meet Agustina for dinner.

Comforting, delicious, and soothing, a cake to be eaten with a hot cup of tea, in the company of friends and family.

VANILLA POUND CAKE (Makes 1 medium cake)


1) 1 cup of milk cream
2) 1 cup of white sugar
3) 2 cups of self-raising flour
4) 3 eggs
5) 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence


1) Mix milk cream and sugar in a mixing bowl until sugar has dissolved
2) Sift in the self-raising flour, alternating each cup of flour with an egg and mix well
3) Add in vanilla essence, and mix well till you get a homogenous mixture
4) Pour mixture into a greased baking mould and bake in oven at 165 deg celcius for around 30 – 40 minutes (or until the you poke the center of the cake with a stick and the stick comes out clean)
5) Allow cake to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a plate

Milk cream:

Mix milk cream with sugar:

To get this mixture:

Sift in self-raising flour:

Alternating each cup of flour with an egg:

Add in vanilla essence and mix well to get this mixture:

Grease a baking mould:

Pour batter into greased baking mould:

Fresh out of the oven:

Vanilla pound cake – comforting, soothing and delicious:

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Felicia is a Singaporean that's currently located in Buenos Aires, also known as the "Paris of South America". After moving to Argentina because of love, she found herself grappling with the mysterious concept known as cooking. Starting this blog has helped her explore the kitchen, the effect cooking has on our lives, and generally helped her make more friends with people like you! Please stay a while and explore!

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