For the Pound Cake:
3 sticks BUTTER at room temperature
3 Cup Sugar
6 Large eggs- at room temperature
3 cup All-purpose flour
3 tsp Baking powder
1 Cup Milk- at room temperature
1 tsp Vanilla
Preheat oven to 325°. Prepare a generously greased and floured bundt pan.
Allow margarine to come to room temperature. Cream butter Beat in sugar and cream until well blended. Don’t rush this step; allow to beat for at least 5 minutes.
Slowly add eggs 1 at a time and make sure each one is well mixed.
In a separate bowl, sift flour first and then measure out 3 cups. Sift an additional 3 times. rounds of sifting, your hand might not like it, but just do it! Add baking powder.
Add half of the dry ingredients and then half of the milk. Add the second half of your dry ingredients, followed by the remaining milk. Continue to beat until all ingredients are well combined. Add vanilla last.
Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes. Do not open oven door while baking until 55mins. Check to see if your cake is done by inserting a toothpick into the middle. If it comes out clean, your cake is done. Baking times may vary by oven. Allow cake to cool for at least 30 minutes before attempting to remove from the pan.