My bread machine has a cake function. In the many years that I have had this machine, I have never tried out the cake function. I really love pound cake, but it is a real pain to make by hand without a mix. Today, I figured i would try to use my pound cake recipe in my bread machine. I never bake bread in the bread machine as I like to get do medium loaves out of one batch of dough, but if this cake thing works out, I will be more than happy to let the machine do ALL the work. Will check back in 2 hours when it should be done. Cheryl The pound cake turned out great! I am so NEVER making a pound cake by hand again! Score one for the bread machine.