Classic Cold Oven Pound Cake

This cold oven pound cake cooks from an oven that’s not preheated to achieve a crispier crust and denser crumb. It will be a popular addition to any gathering!!

Cold Oven Pound Cake

Cold Oven Pound Cake

Course afternoon tea, Dessert, Snack
Servings 16 servings
Calories 420 kcal


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature (2 sticks or 8 oz.)
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract


  • Do NOT preheat the oven.
  • Generously grease and flour a 10”  bundt pan.
  • Place butter, shortening and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Beat on medium speed until pale, about 3 minutes.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, sift in the flour and baking powder.
  • Add ⅓ of the flour mixture to the egg mixture, followed by ½ of the milk, beating constantly.  Continue with another ⅓ of the flour mixture, the remaining milk and then the remaining dry ingredients.
  • Stir in vanilla and almond extract.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.  Place in a cold oven and set the temperature to 350℉.  Bake for 70-75 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or to an internal temperature of 210℉.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let the pan rest on a cooking rack for 5 minutes.  When that time is up, place a cooking rack of the top of the pan and carefully it over to release the cake.
  • Allow to cool completely before serving.
  • Hack:  A tube pan or 2 standard-sized loaf pans can be used in lieu of a bundt pan.
  • Hack:  Leftovers can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 days, stored in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or frozen, tightly wrapped in serving-sized portions for up to 3 months.
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Check out the history of pound cake here!

Suggestion: Serve this delightful pound cake with fig chutneyapple butter or vanilla dessert sauce!

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