Sweetened Condensed Milk Pound Cake is a rich, moist, and buttery cake. Traditional pound cake ingredients are used with the addition of sweetened condensed milk.
This pound cake is ridiculously good! The batter is silky. The cake has a soft texture and crusty outside. I used almond extract and it paired nicely with the flavor of the sweetened condensed milk. You could also use vanilla extract.
SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK POUND CAKE
I’ve been wanting to test a Sweetened Condensed Milk Pound Cake for a while for my Pound Cake Review Series.
If you’re not familiar with my review series I have over, gosh, I’ve lost count of how many pound cakes I’m tested and made now. You can see them all at my Pound Cake Review Posts here and print or save the recipe.
Most all the recipes for Sweetened Condensed Milk Pound Cake made one loaf and used part of a can of condensed milk. I’m not a fan of using part of a can of something. Mostly, because I forget about it in the fridge and it goes bad. So I reformulated the recipe to use a full can. I made it in a tube pan (as always) but you can use a bundt pan if you choose.
TIPS TO MAKE THE BEST POUND CAKE
Here are my very best tips to make a perfect pound cake! The secret is mix, mix, mix!
- Beat the butter until it’s smooth and creamy. It will fluff slightly and become lighter in color.
- Beat in the sugar. Again, beat on medium speed until the butter and sugar are smooth.
- All refrigerated ingredients need to be at room temperature!
- Add one egg at a time, making sure each is incorporated before adding the next egg. On medium speed, this will take just a few turns of the beaters.
- Sift then measure all of the dry ingredients into a bowl, not your mixer bowl. Then with the mixer on low, spoon the dry ingredients into the electric mixer bowl with the other ingredients. Once you add the flour do not over mix. Over mixed flour will result in a tough cake.
- Pour the batter into a generously greased and floured or greased and sugared 12-cup tube pan. (I prefer using Wilton cake release or sugar sprinkled over the solid vegetable shorting in the pan because it doesn’t leave white areas as flour does.)
- You can use a bundt pan for this recipe.
- Learn How to Calibrate your Oven!!
- Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes then invert on a serving tray to cool completely.
- Enjoy it plain or serve with freshly whipped cream, ice cream, fresh berries, Caramel Sauce, Raspberry Sauce, strawberry sauce, or Orange Curd.
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Sweetened Condensed Milk Pound Cake
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- 1 and ¼ cup butter not margarine, softened, I use this
- 2 and ½ cups granulated sugar
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 6 large eggs at room termperature
- 3 and ½ cups all-purpose flour sifted then measured correctly
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon almond extract or vanilla
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 10-inch tube pan or bundt pan with solid vegetable shortening and sugar or cake release spray.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides. Mix to combine.
- Add condensed milk and beat, stop the mixer, scrape the sides and bottom, mix until well blended.
- Add eggs one at a time beating each one in before adding the next. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides. Add almond extract. Mix to combine.
- Combine flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Add one cup at a time to the mixer (on low) and mix until just combined.
- Spoon batter into prepared pan.
- Bake 325° for 80 to 90 minutes. Carefully insert a long wooden pick into the center of the cake. The cake is done when dry crumbs or no crumbs stick to the pick.
- Allow cake to cool on a wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes before inverting on a tray to cool completely.
Do you think this recipe would work well in the lamb shaped cake pan? I just bought the pan and it suggests using a firmer dense cake. I want to make for Easter.
Yes, I think it will work.
Hi Paula, I want to try this cake but have a question. You sat in the description above you strive to make recipes that use the whole can. I am referencing the sweetened condensed milk portion. Your recipe states 12 ounces but sweetener condensed milk cans are 14 ounces. Should I use 12 ounces or the 14 ounces? I can’t wait to try this cake!
Yes, you can use the whole can. I must have looked at the ounces on the can wrong or typed it incorrectly. I distinctly remember using the whole can. Thank you for commenting, I’m going to try and find my notes and see what I did.
Made this today. Delish! Moist just the right amount of sweetness. I used vanilla instead of almond as my husband does not love the almond flavor. Lol. Thank you for sharing! I did use white Lilly all purpose flour and used the solid crisco/sugar method to prep my lodge Bundt pan
Can you use sweetened condensed coconut milk? I just recently bought a few cans to try out.
Yes, you can.
Would it come out okay if I split the batter between 2 loaf pans instead of a tube or Bundt pan?
Yes, it will.
Can you add coconut to this recipe. Will it change the texture.
You can. It will change the texture.
So sad to say mine kind of sunk in the center. Not sure why. I followed directions exactly.
This is my next pound cake I’m baking. Sounds delicious.
Karen Williams says
I have tried several pound cake recipes the problem I have is the outside never has that crunchy texture. Pound cake is my favorite. I am going to try this recipe tomorrow I do pray the cake comes out with the crunchy outside.
Carla Young says
How did your cake turn out?
I love this vintage recipe! My grandma used to make and and unfortunately never wrote it down. Thank you for sharing it. I have already made three of them for the neighbors!
Such a wonderful light and fluffy cake! Perfect for potlucks and gatherings.
Delish and pretty easy to make too. This condensed milk pound cake was a big hit.
2 1/2 cups sugar and condensed milk. Will this cake not be too sweet?
It’s not in my opinion.
It has 58g Carbohydrates