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The Best Cold Oven Pound Cake to Share with Friends

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have the absolute best cold oven pound cake to share with friends, because who doesn’t love sharing pound cake?

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Many years ago, before I ever got into education, I worked at a church while going to school. One day, a lady named Kathy brought in the most delicious pound cake I had ever eaten. She told us that she just wanted to share it with friends.

After eating one bite of the delicious cake, I knew it was the perfect pound cake! It was very moist on the inside, but the outer crust had a crispiness to it. It was beyond words! 

Cold Oven Pound Cake

A bundt cake on a white plate sits on a countertop, partially dusted with powdered sugar. A hand is holding a fine mesh sieve above the cake, sprinkling powdered sugar onto it. A kitchen with wooden cabinets and various items is in the background.

Kathy willingly shared the “Cold Oven Pound Cake” recipe with all of us, and I have made it a million times since for my friends and family. Try this super easy cold oven cake for yourself, and treat your friends as well. It may just be a family favorite!

Cold Oven Pound Cake Ingredients

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Ingredients

Recipe Instructions

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar well with a mixer on medium-high speed (I like a stand mixer, but a handheld mixer works great too).
  2. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Next, on low speed, add the flour (1 cup of flour at a time) and vanilla extract, and beat well.
  4. Use rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl also, because the cream cheese tends to stick to the bottom. 
  5. Pour batter in a well greased and floured Bundt pan (I have my grandmother’s Bundt pan which is cast iron, wonderful, and very sentimental). 
  6. Place cake on the middle rack of the cold oven (non-preheated) and bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours. The cake batter will rise as the cake bakes, and the top will form a golden-brown crust. This golden crust is the star of the show! 
  7. Insert a toothpick or cake tester into the center of the cake to make sure it is done.

  8. Finishing Touches

  9. Once the pound cake has finished baking, remove it from the oven and run a butter knife around the edges of the pan and the center part of the pan as well. As a result, the cake will be loosened so that it comes out nicely.
  10. Put a cake plate on top of the cake, and carefully flip it. Remove the pan very carefully. 
  11. Using a mesh strainer or powdered sugar duster, dust the top of the pound cake with powdered sugar, optional.
  12. Serve it while it is still warm if at all possible; this is when it is at it’s absolute best!

Other Additions and Ideas

  • Add chopped nuts to the batter.
  • Chop Maraschino cherries and add to the batter.
  • Add lemon zest to give it a lemony taste.
  • Use for strawberry shortcake.
  • Cut into cubes and use in a trifle. See the Red, White, and Blue Berry Trifle!
  • Top with fresh berries and whipping cream.
  • Use almond extract instead of vanilla extract.
  • Add a scoop of ice cream on top of a slice and make a Sundae.
  • Cut into cubes and use for chocolate fondue or a fondue fountain.
  • Store in an airtight container.

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Cold Oven Pound Cake

A bundt cake on a white plate sits on a countertop, partially dusted with powdered sugar. A hand is holding a fine mesh sieve above the cake, sprinkling powdered sugar onto it. A kitchen with wooden cabinets and various items is in the background.

I cannot describe how wonderful this cold oven pound cake is. The middle of the cake is very moist, but the crust has a crispiness to it that is beyond words. It is the perfect pound cake!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 sticks of butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour (sifted)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

      • In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar well with a mixer on medium-high speed.
      • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
      • Next, on low speed, add the flour (1 cup of flour at a time) and vanilla extract - beat well.
      • Use rubber spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
      • Pour batter in a well greased and floured Bundt pan.
      • Place cake on the middle rack of the cold oven (non-preheated) and bake at 300 degrees for 2 hours.
      • Insert a toothpick or cake tester into the center of the cake to make sure it is done.
      • Remove it from the oven and run a butter knife around the edges of the pan and the center part of the pan.
      • Flip the cake onto a cake plate and remove the pan.
      • Dust the top of the pound cake with powdered sugar.
      • Serve while it is still warm.

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    I am so glad that Kathy wanted to share her cold oven pound cake with friends so many years ago. I have had the opportunity to share with many friends since then, and I hope you will too. You do not have to have a special occasion to make this cake. All you need are these few simple ingredients and someone to share it with. 

    If you give this cold oven cake a try, please let me know. 

    Until next week,

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    19 Comments

    1. These church lady recipes are the best! I’ve been trying to perfect a pound cake since my Granny died. Hers were always so, so good. I’ve always fallen short though and I finally think I know why now! I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks delicious! Hugs, CoCo

    2. I definitely need to make this for some strawberry shortcake at the cottage! Thanks for sharing!

    3. This looks and sounds delicious. The ingredients are so simple, which I love. I hope my gluten free flour ends with the same results, it doesn’t always work, but I am willing to try. I recently found a church cookbook my grandmother had, and by looking at it, I think it belonged to her mother. I have been leafing through it since I have found those shared recipes amongst women are the best to try. I think I will try this for our next gathering, thank you for sharing!

    4. Oh boy, this looks too beautiful to eat!! The recipe sounds amazing and easy. I’ve pinned it to try at a later time. Glad to have found you via SSPS #312! Have a great week!!

    5. This is the recipe I have always used but never a cold oven. I’m excited to try it. Thank you!

    6. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,696. We have enjoyed featuring your post this week and hope you will come back again soon!
      Miz Helen

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