Making Homemade Cake Recipes from Scratch is delicious and always a favorite but using a Cake Mix can also be fantastic too. Cake Recipes from Pound Cakes to Poke Cakes are a favorite in my home and for the hundreds I've served cake too and trust me, it's hundreds!
So what makes a cake light and fluffy? Well the secret is using Room Temperature Butter to cream with Sugar which will make the batter perfect for baking. Butter will hold air in the batter and while baking the air will create light and airy cake. It's delicious.
One more tip, never over mix cake batter! Over mixing causes the gluten in the flour elastic gluten strands which can result in a more dense cake. Mix just long enough to make a smooth batter but do not over mix.
If you ask me, I love to make Lemon Pound Cake. This recipe is a favorite and I've shared for decades. You know it has to be good with so many happy friends, neighbors, co-workers, and school Bake Sales.