TwD: Baking Vanilla Pound Cake with Julia (A little late…)


So, I actually made this cake and had it taste-tested by my new co-workers in time for the July 15th posting deadline. However, I got caught up with other matters and totally forgot about posting on the 15th. My bad. Regardless, the reviews are in and my co-workers loved this pound cake! They found it buttery and delicious. One co-worker indicated she needed another slice because she ate the first slice “whole” and didn’t really get to savor the flavors. That’s a pretty strong compliment!

Personally, I liked the pound cake better the next day. The flavors and the texture of the cake seemed to settle more after a day. But, that could just be me. This is definitely a repeater!

If you’d like to try your hand at this vanilla pound cake, pick up a copy of Baking with Julia: Savor the Joys of Baking with America’s Best Bakers and join the bi-monthly baking group, Tuesdays with Dorie, where we choose recipes to collectively bake each month!

59 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael's Woodcraft
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 15:46:52

    I love pound cake, especially if it involves fruit and maybe a little whip cream! Your pound cake looks great πŸ™‚

  2. apuginthekitchen
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 16:04:58

    I love pound cake, am always searching for the perfect pound cake recipe. This will sound silly but I want it similar to a Sara Lee Pound Cake, have you ever had one? Your cake looks really good, nice texture and looks light. I’ll have to look at the recipe and give this one a try, Nicely done!

  3. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 16:48:09

    I love a good pound cake. I agree with Michael!

    Jul 20, 2014 @ 18:29:59

    Hi YC, I too prefer to eat pound cake the next day. Your pound cake looks exceptionally beautiful and yummy. Have a nice day and regards πŸ™‚

  5. cecilia
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 18:43:56

    I LOVE pound cake esp with my fresh eggs and home made butter, have a lovely afternoon!.. c

  6. Bam's Kitchen
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 20:34:26

    A deliciously buttery pound cake always is perfect in the summer as my family loves it adorned with fresh berries. Yours looks beautiful.

  7. Edible Celebrations (@lavesta)
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 20:34:38

    Buttery and Delicious is deintiely a good thing Yummy. Which reminds me, I haven’t baked a pound cake in way too long:) We missed you at the picnic. Hopefully you will be able to join in next year:)

  8. Cathleen
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 22:25:54

    Your pound cake looks great – nice crumb! I loved the flavor of this cake – though mine turned out a tad dry.

  9. Choc Chip Uru
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 23:13:32

    What a lovely pound cake, it looks crumby and delicious πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Three Well Beings
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 00:04:19

    I’m starting to think I need to join your group. Seriously! I love the recipes and pound cake is always wonderful in my book! I think I’ll at least order the “Baking with Julia” book. πŸ™‚ I’ll let you know how I do!

  11. Sally Sellwood (@Recipejunkie27)
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 02:35:55

    This looks like a lovely cake – I’d defintiely need 2 slices!

  12. TrafficDiva
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 05:11:19

    Are you Kidding me?!?!?!? It’s NEVER too late for POUND CAKE! haha!! Looks great, Yummy!!!

  13. dedy oktavianus pardede
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 05:12:22

    Nice and comforting sweet bites!!!
    i guess nobody can’t resist vanilla pound cake, especially with vanilla bean that my mom used to add on it

  14. My Kitchen Stories
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 05:23:54

    Looks like a really lovely buttery fluffy pound cake

  15. Cher
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 06:21:35

    I liked this one better a day or two later as well. Looks good!

  16. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 06:52:52

    I often find that cake the next day tastes better, it is like the flavours have settled πŸ™‚

  17. Beth
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 07:38:50

    Vanilla pound cake is a true classic!

  18. shashi @
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 11:39:59

    That is one seriously good compliment from your co-worker! This sounds like it was amazing

  19. The Foodie Affair
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 13:35:15

    Pound cake is one of my favorite treats! I could eat this for breakfast!

  20. steph (whisk/spoon)
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 16:14:23

    lucky coworkers– looks great! pound cakes are often better the next day–I agree.

  21. Lady Lilith
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 16:15:30

    Looks nice and moist.

  22. Geraldine Saucier
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 16:57:34

    A delicious pound cake. I wish I could have a slice.

  23. Deepti
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 17:16:25

    Pound cake looks fantastic and very comforting cake….

  24. thatskinnychickcanbake
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 19:06:04

    Yup, this one was a winner! I haven’t been able to keep up lately but glad I made this one πŸ™‚

  25. Monica
    Jul 21, 2014 @ 20:52:54

    The beauty of a perfectly made pound cake! Yum!

  26. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 00:19:54

    Sounds like this is a good pound cake! Perfect to go with my tea right now… πŸ˜‰

  27. Betty
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 00:19:57

    I love pound cake too, and this one looks good. I have the book, but haven’t made this one yet- time to try it! πŸ™‚

  28. Cakelaw
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 05:39:34

    What a lovely looking cake – this would be so nice by itself or served with icecream or coulis.

  29. I Wilkerson
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 06:20:08

    I’m surprised there was some left the next day!

  30. Andi
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 06:38:24

    Looks and sounds delish. Have never made a pound cake. Growing up my mother made them often. I should try one sometime. Nice post. Andi

  31. Johanna GGG
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 07:01:33

    your cake looks just devine – I wish I was a co-worked – I would be queuing up for the taste testing πŸ™‚

  32. Norma Chang
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 08:12:04

    Would love a big slice of your gorgeous looking pound cake with ice cream and fresh berries,

  33. Von
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 08:26:15

    Your pound cake looks beautiful! πŸ™‚ Bet the whole cake was demolished in not time!

  34. Fae's Twist & Tango
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 12:28:14

    I love pound cake and make them often. This one looks perrrrrrfect!

  35. Sunita
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 12:46:55

    The cake looks good. Lucky co-workers πŸ˜€

  36. jora
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 13:41:31

    Reading everyone’s posts is making me wish I hadn’t skipped this recipe! I’m hoping to make it up soon.

  37. Raymund
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 15:39:22

    Thats a nice looking pound cake

  38. Sammie
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:17:50

    What a delightful looking vanilla pound cake!

  39. Abbe@This is How I Cook
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:19:04

    I love poundcake=with fruit or not. It is one of my favorite desserts-kind of like a little black dress-you can’t do without it!

  40. Juliana
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:22:06

    Beautiful pound cake…I would love a slice of this cake…yum!
    Enjoy your week πŸ˜€

  41. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 05:34:55

    I love a good pound cake – looks delicious!

  42. Kitchen Belleicious
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 07:56:24

    there is nothing better to me than a simple but flavorful pound cake. I grew up eating my nanny’s pound cake with every visit we made to her house. This looks so similar to hers. I love it

  43. kitchen flavours
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 11:34:38

    I love eating pound cake. Looks yummy!

  44. Jessica
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 15:26:29

    I love a good pound cake. Especially when you add a glaze or a scoop of ice cream. YUM!

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  45. Culinary Flavors
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 03:59:55

    A good pound cake is all the money!

  46. hotlyspiced
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 23:55:01

    I love pound cakes – they cost so little to make and they’re so versatile xx

  47. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 18:20:57

    Looks great! You did better than I did. I meant to bake it and time got away from me.

  48. Choclette
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 04:54:56

    Fab photo. I often find cake tastes better the next day – assuming I can hang on that long!

    Jul 27, 2014 @ 07:15:09

    Looks wonderfully delicious!! I love pound cakes!

  50. melolimparfaite
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 18:14:26

    I’m a big fan of this cake !

  51. Karen
    Jul 28, 2014 @ 13:45:51

    My husband loves a slice of pound cake with sliced peaches or strawberries as a summer dessert. He would be a fan of the pound cake you baked.

  52. Shikha la mode
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 17:26:25

    I’m in the same boat – I like pound cake after a day or two as well!

  53. virginie
    Jul 31, 2014 @ 04:40:48

    So YUMMI ❀

  54. Mary Frances
    Jul 31, 2014 @ 11:09:11

    Pound cake has such lovely, subtle flavors which makes it so versatile for adding toppings. I love that.

  55. ashley
    Jul 31, 2014 @ 14:32:46

    I am all about a good pound cake! Looks delish!

  56. Anita Menon
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 12:54:47

    Gorgeous , gorgeous loaf. It looks absolutely buttery and yummy. No wonder your co-workers loved it.

  57. Ameena
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 13:24:43

    A little late in responding here…(a theme?)…but this looks delicious. Pound cake was always my favorite dessert.

  58. Daniela
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 12:38:12

    Pound cakes are my kind of treat and yours looks delicious.

  59. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 09:21:37

    Your co-workers are very fortunate, indeed!! I love pound cakes.. it might be time to make one!

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