Sara Lee Pound Cake

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Oct. 16, 2014

This is my recipe for Sara Lee Pound Cake. This is an easy pound cake to make, and it tastes so much better when you make it fresh. This pound cake can be the base for strawberry shortcake, or it can go well with a cup of coffee.


Unsalted butter/Unsalted butter stick 1/4 Pound
Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Eggs 3
Cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Powdered milk 2 Tablespoon
Corn syrup 1 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1/2 Small (Juice of 1/2 a small lemon)
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Vanilla 1/2 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Mace 1/4 Teaspoon (Optional)



Allow butter to reach room temperature, if you can try to use unsalted butter.


Cream sugar and butter together until light and fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time and mix well.

Add in flour, powdered milk, baking powder, and corn syrup. Beat each in well. Add juice of half a lemon, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, and mace.

Make sure everything is well blended, and pour into a greased loaf pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes, checking for done-ness by inserting a toothpick and seeing if it comes out clean. You almost want to under bake this.


Slice and serve! 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 240Calories from Fat 105

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 104 mg4.33%

Total Carbohydrates 30 g10%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet