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Freshly Baked Vanilla Bean Pound Cake

Vanilla Bean Pound Cake

There are two ways to eat vanilla pound cake. You can either savor the clean, creamy vanilla flavor of the loaf in its pure form, or you can use it as a blank canvas of sorts to slather on rich sauces and whipped cream. How do you eat yours?

What You’ll Need

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  • sugar  ( 2 cups )
  • vanilla bean  ( 1/2 )
  • butter, at room temperature  ( 4 sticks )
  • large eggs  ( 9 )
  • all-purpose flour  ( 4 cups )
  • salt  ( 1 teaspoon )
  • vanilla extract  ( 2 teaspoons )
Ready to make? Find out how on smitten kitchen