Heavy Cream Pound Cake

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Made with heavy cream, 7 eggs and a half pound of butter, this southern pound cake recipe is luscious, rich and delicious and fit for the King (of rock’n roll).

Old Fashioned Heavy Cream Pound Cake

How To Make Elvis Presley Pound Cake Video

Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake

A friend of mine gave me this recipe titled “Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake“. After Google searching “Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake”, I discovered Elvis had a hunk a burning love for pound cake and was all shook up over it.

According to several articles I read, a childhood friend of Elvis, named Janelle McComb, would bake two loaves of this pound cake recipe for him every Christmas and bring them to Graceland. Elvis would eat one loaf by himself.

When I recently made this luscious, golden pound cake, it was so good that I almost ate the equivalent of a loaf by myself (not in days, more like minutes). Here’s hoping you enjoy this hunka, hunka pound cake as much as me, my friends and Elvis did. I know you will.

heavy cream pound cake recipe (elvis presley's favorite cake)

Tools Used In Heavy Cream Pound Cake

Ingredients In Heavy Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Elvis Presley Favorite Cake (Heavy Cream Pound Cake)

Golden And Delightfully Dense Pound Cake

As I pulled this simple pound cake from the oven I immediately noticed this cake was truly a golden pound cake recipe. Then, as cut it and took a bite or two I realized this pound cake had the perfect amount of density and the perfect tender crumb.

As well as its lovely appearance and texture, this heavy cream pound cake recipe had such a delicious vanilla flavor. This amazing texture and flavor would have had Elvis eating two loaves of his favorite pound cake.

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How Does Heavy Cream Affect Baking

So what’s the difference in using whole milk and heavy cream in baking? Is there one? According to this post by Baking Bites, yes, there is a difference.

Heavy cream is the fat that collects on top of fresh milk. Heavy cream is required by FDA standards to have a fate content of 36 – 40%. This is one of the highest percentages of any dairy product.

A high milk fat adds tenderness and moisture to baked goods. So, you can substitute milk for heavy cream and your baked good will come out. They just want be as tender and moist as those made with heavy cream.

Can You Substitute Milk For Heavy Cream

Your recipe calls for heavy cream and you don’t have any. You’re tempted to substitute milk for the heavy cream, but can you?

According to this post by Epicurious you can. For a cup of heavy cream you can simply mix ⅔ cup of whole milk with ⅓ cup melted butter. Whisk well to combine before adding to any baking or cooking projects.

Heavy Cream Golden Pound Cake

Does Pound Cake Freeze Well?

Yes, all pound cake, including this heavy cream pound cake, freezes well and it tastes just as good or even better after serving some time in the freezer.

Freezing The Whole Cake Or A Large Portion

  • Completely cool the cake.
  • Wrap the cake 2 or 3 times in plastic wrap and then cover with aluminum foil.  
  • Put in large freezer storage bag or container.  If you don’t have a large enough freezer bag or container, freeze it wrapped well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

Freeze In Slices

Golden Pound Cake Recipe (Elvis Presley's Favorite)

Why Bake This Elvis Cake Recipe

This is really an amazing pound cake. It’s simple to make, has perfect texture and wonderful flavor. This Elvis pound cake can take Grandma’s old fashioned pound cake anytime. You might not be a fan of Elvis, but you will sure be a fan of his favorite pound 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.

I have linked to our related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.

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Elvis Presley Pound Cake – With Heavy Cream

Rich, delicious and delightfully dense pound cake that's super simple to make.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pound Cake, Elvis Presley’s Favorite Pound Cake, Heavy Cream Pound Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 550kcal
Cost $7

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Do not preheat oven
  • Sift flour by itself once and measure 3 cups. Then sift together sifted flour – 3 cups – and salt into a bowl. Repeat sifting into another bowl. Set aside.
    3 cups sifted cake flour, ¾ tsp salt
  • Beat butter and sugar at medium-high speed until pale with an electric mixer. About 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 6 to 8 minutes with a handheld mixer.
    1 cup unsalted butter – 2 sticks, 3 cups sugar
  • Add eggs one at a time. Beat well after each addition.
    7 large eggs
  • Beat in vanilla
    1 Tbsp vanilla
  • Reduce mixer speed to low and add half of the flour.
  • Add all of the heavy cream.
    1 cup heavy cream
  • Add remaining flour, mixing well after each addition.
  • Scrape down side of bowl, then beat at medium-high speed 5 minutes. Batter will become creamier and satiny.
  • Spoon batter into well buttered and floured pan.
  • Rap pan against work surface once or twice to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Place pan in cold oven and turn oven temperature to 350°
  • Bake until cake is golden, for 1 hour to 1¼ hours. A wooden pick or skewer inserted in middle of cake should come out with a few crumbs.
  • Cool cake on rack for 30 minutes.
  • Run a thin knife around the inner and outer edges of cake and invert.
  • Let cake cool completely.

Notes

Put oven rack in middle position.
Butter pan well and dust with flour.  
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 550kcal

2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    My go to recipe !!
    Folks love it!!

    1. This is an incredible pound cake. Not for the faint of heart. Thanks for your sweet comment.

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