The real trick with this cake is to start it out in a cold oven and it will turn out perfectly every time. A very easy and satisfying butter cake.
This is the most delicious pound cake I've ever made, and I've tried a few recipes! I used Kremelta instead of copha and beat butter and sugar the full 10 mins. I baked it in a bunt tin and it only needed 1hr in my oven. Would pay to check it at an hour rather than wait the full 1hr 20mins. I also cooled it on a plate wrapped in clingfilm to keep the cake moist. Devine! - 20 Feb 2012
I made this recipe Christmas Eve. I followed it to the letter - except I used a bundt cake pan with NO wax paper - just sprayed it with PAM spray and coated lightly with flour. All I can say is that it is out of this world good. This is the recipe I have been looking for all these years. The cold oven start gives it that good crusty outer layer. Fabulous. - 25 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Wanted to make a plain old fashioned pound cake and this was it! I followed the instructions with only 2 changes (because I needed to substitute) I used evaporated milk and 2 teas. of vanilla extract. I thought I had lemon in my cupboard, but I was out! I used a 10 cup Bundt pan sprayed with Baker's Joy. Put the cake in a cold oven & set the oven for 350 degrees & timer for 80 minutes as instructed. The cake really got too brown, but stil edible. I think next time I will lower the time to 55-60 minutes and keep checking. I think this is a great cake to have with tea or coffee. Hubby raved. His only comment is that he would have like a lemon flavor. Lemon peel would be good along with the extract. This is a keeper for us! - 12 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)