Cold Oven Pound Cake – Do Not Preheat!

Servings 24 cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 C unsalted butter
  • 3 C sugar
  • 6 eggs cold
  • 3 C sifted cake flour I used all-purpose flour since that was all I had on hand, and it worked well
  • 1 C whole milk VERY cold (I used 2%)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t almond extract Use any extract here that you like. I used coffee extract.


  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Beat in flour, one cup at a time, alternating with milk.
  4. Add extracts.
  5. Beat on medium-high to high speed for two minutes, scraping down sides of bowl.
  6. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  7. Place on middle rack in a COLD oven and bake at 275 F for 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

People have reported that it makes many more than 24 cupcakes. Maybe even double that. You may want to halve the recipe.)