• Serves 6
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 6 Ingredients


This recipe is from the 1920's another one that was handed down to me. Great for afternoon tea with a spread of butter on each slice. Does not look like much but tastes great.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 heaped tbs butter
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup s/r flour


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. add well beaten egg, vanilla,milk and flour
  3. Mix well then pour into greased tin. Better to use a sandwich loaf tin.
  4. Put in pre-heated very hot oven, then straight away lower to moderate. Bake for around 25minutes. I baked this in the Airfryer so the time was much shorter.
  5. When cooked but still hot, spread top with butter and you can also sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top. You can also add nothing but when cool just spread with butter and it tastes fantastic.

  • I’m sure this is what my Nan used to make us, absolutely delightful!


  • I love how simple this recipe is and it really looks soft and not too dense thanks


  • Love this! Simple but looks soft and fluffy and would be just sweet


  • A classic cake,it look’s delicious,thanks!


  • Pound cake is delicious and in your comment you say it does not look like much – it has all the flavour and that is all you need! :)

    • Also, your pound cake does look good and does look moist and does look delicious.


  • Yum. I love a standard pound cake. Yummy!


  • An oldie and definitely a goldie!


  • I love the old traditional recipes, thank you for sharing it.


  • i think that this is a great recipe to know


  • An oldie but a goodie, obviously has stood the test of time and will still be around in years to come.


  • looks fluffy and yum!


  • Pound cake is really really nice


  • this was so cool to see an older recipe on here
    thanks for posting


  • this looks really fluffy and simple


  • I love a simple cake that is easy to make.


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