Hair cake recipe

It’s 2016 and you’re still not eating Hair Cake? WTF is wrong with you? Get your shit together people.

For a more traditional easy cake recipe, check Martha Stewart’s Vanilla Pound Cake:


  • 225 grams (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 250 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 200 grams (1 cup) sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 177°C (350°F). Butter and flour a 21 x 11 x 6 cm (6-cup) loaf pan; set aside.

  2. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; add vanilla and salt. With mixer on low, gradually add flour, beating just until combined (do not overmix).

  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 1 hour (tent with aluminum foil if browning too quickly). Let cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack, and turn upright to cool completely.

Vanilla pound cake

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