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Million Dollar Pound Cake Recipe

Million Dollar Pound Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword million-dollar-pound-cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooling time 3 hours
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 496kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 pound salted butter softened (4 sticks)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup whole milk OR buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F. Butter and flour an angel food/tube pan with a removable bottom. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer using the whisk attachment whisk together the butter, vanilla and almond extracts. Whip for 5 minutes on medium-high.
  • Switch to the paddle attachment Add the sugar gradually beating on medium until light yellow in color. (Around 5 minutes)
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Lower the speed of the mixer and add the flour alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with flour. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally.
  • After all has been added, beat for 1-2 minutes until the flour has fully incorporated.
  • Spread evenly into the pan and bounce on the counter, if needed to settle.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 1 hr 30-45 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes back clean.
  • Cool for 15 minutes, then remove the outer ring.
  • Cool completely on a cooling rack.


1) Baking time may vary by oven. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean.
2) This cake may be made in a tube pan without a removable bottom.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 816IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg