Pound Cake Recipes

Our pound cake recipes include classic, flavored, gluten-free versions, wedding cake ideas, recipes with add-ins, and we even have lots of sweet and savory pound cake dipping sauce recipes.

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Vanilla Pound Cake

Rating: 3.35 stars
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How sweet it is—pound cake from scratch in three simple steps! We've added vanilla to our recipe for an extra hint of flavor!

Coconut-Buttermilk Pound Cake

Rating: 3.37 stars
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Tangy buttermilk balances this rich coconut cake. It's also used to make the thick glaze.

Cream Pound Cake

This recipe is a key building block in our Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes. It makes more than you'll need for the sundaes; serve the leftovers as an afternoon snack, with tea or coffee.

Grilled Pound Cake with Peaches and Plums

Lots of desserts benefit from a bit of fire, and these flame-kissed plums and peaches atop grill-marked pound cake are no exception. Just a few minutes over the coals gives the fruit a caramelized flavor that pairs perfectly with the rich, slightly tangy yogurt whipped cream topping.

Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

We've dressed up our Classic Pound Cake recipe with chocolate pound cake

Lemon Pound Cakes with Candied Lemon Slices

Lemon four ways amps up these sour-cream pound cakes: zest goes into the batter, and the loaves are finished with lemon syrup, glaze, and candied pieces of the citrus.

Cream-Cheese Pound Cakes

Rating: 3.58 stars
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For best results, bake these cakes at least a day before serving. Store, wrapped in plastic, for up to three days at room temperature, or freeze for up to three months.

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Rating: 3.45 stars
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This Glazed Lemon Pound Cake doesn't rise very much, so don't be surprised if it's shorter than you might expect.

Condensed-Milk Pound Cake

Put a twist on classic pound cake with an underrated pantry ingredient: sweetened condensed milk. It does double duty here: it goes into the batter and the lime glaze on top.

Basic Pound Cake

Rating: 3.23 stars
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Enjoy a slice of this classic cake on its own or topped with berries and whipped cream.

Coconut-Pineapple Loaf Cake

Rating: 3.63 stars
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Toasted coconut balances the tart sweetness of pineapple and provides a crunchy topping for this buttery cake. Not too delicate, it's a treat just right for toting.

Martha's Cream-Cheese Pound Cake

Rating: 3.44 stars
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Serve this moist, slightly tangy cake with a swirl of lightly sweetened whipped cream and your favorite berry compote.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our All-Time Favorite Pound Cake Recipes
Check out our collection of recipes -- from the classic vanilla to ones spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, flavored with berries, and yes we have several super chocolatey loaves here.
Our All-Time Favorite Pound Cake Recipes
Check out our collection of recipes -- from the classic vanilla to ones spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, flavored with berries, and yes we have several super chocolatey loaves here.

Three-Layer Pound Cake

One slice in, and this tiered pound cake proves it's anything but vanilla. A rich chocolate base, lighter cocoa center, and buttery top make it far more gratifying than the mere sum of its parts.