My twitter followers may remember that when I'm bored I sometimes make a poundcake, so here's my extraordinarily simple recipe:
2 Sticks of Butter (softened)
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 350 degrees (fahrenheit)
Step 2 - Cream the butter (hit with a mixer until creamy)
Step 3 - Mix in sugar
Step 4 - Mix in flour and eggs
Step 5 - Mix in vanilla extract
Step 6 - Pour into greased pan (doesn't really matter what kind)
Step 7 - Bake for approx. 1 hour
Step 8 - Add icing if you want (I don't) and enjoy!
Couple of extra tips:
1 - If you don't feel like waiting for softened butter, you can soften it yourself with a couple of sheets of wax paper and a rolling pin (or baseball bat). Just roll each stick out until it's about 1/4 inch thick then scrape into the bowl with a spatula.
2 - Bundt pans work best for this for more even baking, but they aren't necessary. A loaf pan works fine, but try to spread it in a concave shape when pouring it in (it's pretty thick batter, so it should hold alright). If you don't the center will take longer to cook than the edges and the edges will burn.