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  • What is a half pound cake?

  • Why Half Pound Cake you might ask? Because this recipe uses 1/2 pound of each basic ingredient so that it only makes 1 loaf of poundcake (because I cannot eat an entire recipe of pound cake fast enough to warrant making it full-scale!)

  • What can I substitute for butter in a pound cake?

  • Sour Cream Pound Cake: Replace half of the butter with sour cream. 1 cup, or 8 ounces will equal 1/2 pound. Sour cream produces a more moist cake. Cream Cheese Pound Cake: Replace half of the butter with cream cheese. One 8 ounce package will equal 1/2 pound. Rum Pound Cake: Add 2 teaspoons rum extract to the batter with the eggs.

  • How many eggs does it take to make a pound cake?

  • It takes between 8 and 9 large eggs to equal one pound. Vanilla Pound Cake: Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract to the batter with the eggs. Make a vanilla glaze by whisking together 1 cup powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

  • What can I use to make a moist pound cake?

  • Sour cream produces a more moist cake. Cream Cheese Pound Cake: Replace half of the butter with cream cheese. One 8 ounce package will equal 1/2 pound. Rum Pound Cake: Add 2 teaspoons rum extract to the batter with the eggs.