Pound Cake With Self Rising Flour

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Deliciously easy vanilla pound cake recipe made with self rising flour.

If you love a scrumptious, traditional old fashioned pound cake you’ll love this and my vanilla buttermilk pound cake.

Traditional Pound Cake With Self Rising Flour

Tools Used In this traditional pound cake recipe

Ingredients in this perfect pound cake recipe

Easy Self Rising Flour Pound Cake

Traditional Pound Cake With Self Rising Flour

This is truly an old fashioned, traditional vanilla pound cake that is made with self rising flour.

Most of the pound cakes I make contain at least a 1/2 teaspoon of a leavening ingredient (usually baking powder). So, I’m just used to adding a little baking powder and salt in with my flour. But, there’s no place for it in this cake.

It was actually nice not to think “gee did I add that baking powder?” after I put the self rising flour pound cake in the oven. Can I get an amen to that?

Classic Pound Cake With Self Rising Flour

The Perfect Pound Cake For Toppings

This self rising flour pound cake is yummy naked (no toppings). However, because it’s made with 3/4’s cup of butter and 6 eggs, it’s not as dense as most pound cakes,

Not being as dense allows it to soak in toppings and their flavors well. Therefore, this is the perfect pound cake for all those delicious toppings.

I can just imagine this self rising flour pound cake as the star feature at a summer dessert party surrounded by all sorts of delicious toppings.

Perfect Pound Cake Toppings

Old Fashioned Pound Cake With Self Rising Flour

What Is Self Rising Flour

According to this post from Bob’s Red Mill, self rising flour is all purpose flour, baking powder and fine salt. You will get a rise out of self rising flour, because the leavening agent, baking powder, is mixed in evenly throughout the flour.

How To Store A Pound Cake

A pound cake can be stored up to a week at room temperature. To do this wrap it in plastic wrap and place in an air tight container or a Ziploc bag.

Pound cakes freeze extremely well, so you can bake them ahead of time and also freeze the leftovers. To freeze pound cake wrap the cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil and store from 4 to 6 months.

Simple Self Rising Flour Pound Cake

Why Bake Self Rising Flour Pound Cake?

This cake is such as easy bake. Really, just mix the 6 simple ingredients, bake and eat. Plus, it is a lovely traditional cake that is delicious served by itself or with toppings. You just can’t go wrong with this cake.

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

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Easy vanilla pound cake recipe made with self rising flour.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, pound cake, self rising flour, self rising flour pound cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 18 slices
Calories 215kcal
Cost $3



  • 3¼ cups plus 2 TBS self rising flour
  • cups sugar
  • ¾ cups butter
  • 2 – 3 tsp vanilla
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 TBS milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Grease and flour bundt pan.
  • Sift flour and set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar well.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating until egg is just incorporated before adding the next egg.
  • Add flour and mix until just incorpated.
  • Add half the milk and mix until incorporated.
  • Add the other half of the milk and mix until incorporated.
  • Bake at 350° for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a sharp knife comes out clean with no batter.
  • Let cool 10 to 12 minutes and invert.


This cake cooked fast for me.  Take a look at it after it’s been in the over for 45 minutes.


Calories: 215kcal


  1. Mariaroza Oppetman says:

    5 stars
    Really enjoyed how easy this cake is to make. I reduced the sugar by a quarter cup. I couldn’t see where to add the vanilla essence so I added it when I added the milk.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment. I also loved how easy this cake was to make. Plus, it’s a tasty cake. I might have neglected to say when to add the vanilla. Good thought on adding with with the milk. Thanks again.

      1. Hello Ms . Liz I’m Monique I am going to bake this delicious cake maybe this weekend or next weekend I really love baking can’t wait to bake this yummy pound cake. Thanks for sharing

        1. Hi, thanks for your sweet comment. Please let me know how this cake turns out for you. Would love to know.

  2. I sure will Ms . Liz at least I won’t have worry about if I added baking soda or baking powder or salt to the flour . Self Rising flour already has all of that already in it .

    Thanks , MoniqueW
    P. S you are very welcome Ms . Liz💜

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