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Clara’s “Goofy” Pound Cake

on September 25, 2015

It was so funny to find this recipe called “goofy”! Like the clipping says – there’s nothing “goofy” about this recipe. It’s so easy and so good. Clara’s “Goofy” Pound Cake is great for any time of year. In the spring you could drizzle on a rhubarb compote, in the summer you could top it with strawberries or blueberries, in the fall you could top it with caramel sauce and chopped pecans (as I did at the end of this post), and in the winter you could indulge in some hot fudge and peppermint. Yes – pound cake is good ANY time of the year!!!

Clara's Goofy Pound Cake

This is a good one.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Clara’s “Goofy” Pound Cake

Mix together in a large bowl:

2 cups flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

4 eggs

1/2 pound (2 sticks) margarine (I used butter)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Beat for 10 minutes with an electric mixer.

Pour into a greased tube pan (I had some leak out of the pan and onto the bottom of my oven, so I recommend putting the tube pan on a baking sheet).

Place into a cold oven set at 350 degrees (that means that you put the cake into the cold oven, THEN turn the oven on) and bake for 1 hour.


You can find a video that shows you how to get a cake out of a tube pan here.


It makes a nice, silky, smooth batter.


I can never get all of the batter into the pan without getting it all over the pan. It makes such a beautiful cake.


This cake is easy to slice and is so delicious.


For the fall, as mentioned above, this cake is great topped with caramel and chopped pecans. And a bit of whipped cream never hurt, either.


Try this recipe for a very versatile cake. You can take it anywhere and top it with anything!




One response to “Clara’s “Goofy” Pound Cake

  1. […] this sauce is to pour it over Homemade Ice Cream, but you could also use it on Angel Food Cake or Clara’s “Goofy” Pound Cake. It’s great on any dessert, and you’re going to want to keep this in your refrigerator […]

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