Raisin Pound Cake Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published July 2, 2020
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Who says raisins can’t go well with desserts? We’re here to provide you with this raisin pound cake recipe that even raisin haters will love. This dessert is simple and easy to make, we guarantee that you will love it.

Read on and discover how you can make this moist and delicious raisin pound cake at the comfort of your own kitchen. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the process of creating a moist cake with the right amount of sweetness.

Serve this with the vanilla icing or if you’re feeling a little experimental, some whipped cream. We guarantee that kids will love this during picnics and adults will ask for seconds! We recommend you to make this on a weekend because it’s an absolutely fun activity. Aside from being a delicious treat, the process of making this simple raisin pound cake is a perfect bonding activity.

Don’t forget to add the vanilla icing. You’re your own boss in this so just add according to your taste. Now if you love raisins in your desserts as much as we do, we’re sure you’ll love having raisins in muffins too!

How To Make Raisin Pound Cake

Enjoy this sweet and tangy treat made even more tasty with raisins. Yep, you're going to love raisins after this.

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups raisins
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp coarse salt
  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Afterward, grease a 9-inch tube pan and set aside. Sift dry ingredients together.

  3. Cream the butter in a large bowl and gradually add sugar.

  4. Then, beat the mixture with an electric mixer on medium strength until light and fluffy.

  5. At this point, start adding eggs one at a time to the mixer, beating them after each addition.

  6. Start to slowly add dry ingredients alternately with milk and make sure to mix it well after each addition.

  7. Then, add in the lemon and vanilla extracts and continue mixing.

  8. Afterward, fold in the raisins into the batter.

  9. Now pour the batter into the pan and bake for 60 minutes, or at least until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  10. Once the batter is done baking, make sure to cool it for a few minutes.

  11. Remove the cake from its pan and set it on a cake plate. Dust the cake lightly with powdered sugar and serve.

How To Make Raisin Pound Cake

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Enjoy this sweet and tangy treat made even more tasty with raisins. Yep, you're going to love raisins after this.

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups raisins
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp coarse salt

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Afterward, grease a 9-inch tube pan and set aside. Sift dry ingredients together.

  3. Cream the butter in a large bowl and gradually add sugar.

  4. Then, beat the mixture with an electric mixer on medium strength until light and fluffy.

  5. At this point, start adding eggs one at a time to the mixer, beating them after each addition.

  6. Start to slowly add dry ingredients alternately with milk and make sure to mix it well after each addition.

  7. Then, add in the lemon and vanilla extracts and continue mixing.

  8. Afterward, fold in the raisins into the batter.

  9. Now pour the batter into the pan and bake for 60 minutes, or at least until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  10. Once the batter is done baking, make sure to cool it for a few minutes.

  11. Remove the cake from its pan and set it on a cake plate. Dust the cake lightly with powdered sugar and serve.

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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 78mg
  • Calories: 218kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 158mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 281mg
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Vitamin A: 453IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Why does my raisin pound cake fall?

There are many reasons to cakes sinking in the middle. Some of the common reasons are: inaccurate oven temperature, under-baking the cake, too much leavening in the cake, too little or too much moisture in the cake, over-beating the batter.

How do you keep raisins from sinking to bottom of the cake?

You can prevent raisins from sinking by merely dusting them lightly in flour before adding them into the batter.

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Conclusion

Raisins have the reputation of being a curse in bread and desserts but with this raisin pound cake recipe, we can guarantee that you will change your mind about the dried fruit. Try and discover this simple and hassle-free dessert at home.

We bet you'll absolutely love the slight tanginess brought by the lemon extract. This provides just the right contrast from the sweetness.

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  • Raisin Pound Cake I followed these direction perfectly and did not overfill my pans. It did not fit in a 10 inch loaf pan as directed. I suspect it Was supposed to be in a Bundt pan. The cake overflowed all over the oven then fell drastically. I have been baking all my 56 years of life and have never failed at Baking anything until now.
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