Pound Cake Recipe Using Self-Rising Flour: How To

Last Updated on December 30, 2023

Today, we’re going to be looking at a pound cake recipe using self-rising flour. The pound cake is a classic dessert and is loved by most people. While it may be simple, and appear quite plain – it’s absolutely delicious, and definitely a people pleaser. It goes perfectly with a warm drink, and is incredibly moist. But how do you go about making a pound cake with self-rising flour? Let’s take a closer look.

What Is A Pound Cake?

Traditionally, a pound cake is simply a cake that is made with four ingredients: flour, butter, sugar and eggs. You’d typically use a pound of each, which is where it gets it’s name! They can either be made into a Bundt cake or in the more traditional loaf pan. They are often served quite plain, with either a dusting of sugar, or a light glaze. While the cake itself is usually dense, the flavors remain light and full of vanilla.

What is self-rising flour?

To put it simply, self-rising flour is simply all-purpose flour with a few extra ingredients! Self-rising flour usually has baking powder and salt as additional ingredients.

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Ingredients in a pound cake

Depending on the recipe you follow, and how far the recipe deviates from a traditional pound cake, the ingredients can vary massively. However, the ingredients we’ll be using are:

  • 3 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 1 3/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of whole milk (room temp)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs

Nutritional information of a pound cake

You may be wondering the nutritional value of a pound cake. Each serving (1/10th of a cake) contains the following:

  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Sodium: 119mg
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1.7g

Pound Cake Recipe Using Self-Rising Flour

Now let’s move on to the reason you’re here! How to make the perfect pound cake using self-rising flour. The recipe we’re looking at is inspired by one from The Cake Decorist. What I love about this recipe, is that it’s completely simple…but utterly delicious! In fact, this recipe takes just 10 minutes to prepare, and then 50 minutes in the oven. The ideal dessert ready in an hour!



The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 3 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 1 3/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup of whole milk (room temp)
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs


Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe and preheat your oven to 350F. In the meantime, grease your pan in one on two ways: with cooking spray, or with butter and a light dust of flour.

Step 2: Make the batter

Grab a large mixing bowl and add the hot water and butter (ensure the butter is at room temperature). Using an electric mixer (or a whisk) beat until you have a creamy mixture. Once creamy, sift in the flour, using a sieve and add your sugar. Once the ingredients are together, mix until well combined. Now add the milk, pure vanilla extract and two eggs to the mixture. Mix on medium speed for around 2 minutes, then add the remaining two eggs and mix for a further 2 minutes on a medium speed. Mix until you have a smooth, pourable batter.

Step 3: Bake

Pour the batter into your cake pan, ensuring the batter is even and level. Place your cake into the center of your preheated oven for around 45-50 minutes. To check whether your cake is ready, you can insert a skewer or a toothpick into the center of the cake, and it should come out clean. Remove from oven and leave to cool. You can choose to add a glaze, or a light sprinkle of powdered sugar over the top…or you can leave as is. Enjoy!
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I hope this post has helped you to become more familiar with a pound cake recipe using self-rising flour. Pound cake is one of the easiest desserts to make, alongside being one of the tastiest. Whether you serve as it comes, or add a glaze or powdered sugar – it’s sure to go down a treat at any occasion.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making pound cake? Or have your own recipe you’d like to share? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!


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