50 Favorite Pound Cake Recipes

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In this post, we are sharing our FAVORITE pound cake recipes!

We've never met a pound cake that we didn't love- and over the years, we've shared so many different flavors! Today we are featuring our favorites.

Some of our most popular are our Buttermilk Pound Cake, Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Strawberry Pound Cake, and Lemon Pound Cake. But there are so many others that we love!

In this growing collection of pound cakes, we are featuring classic pound cakes, fruity pound cakes, chocolate pound cakes, and more.

How to Decorate a Pound Cake

Aside from the wonderful flavor, the best thing about making a pound cake (or bundt cake) is that they are so quick and easy to decorate.

Whether you choose a simple vanilla glaze, chocolate drip, a dusting of powdered sugar, a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, or a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, you can never go wrong!

Applying the easy chocolate drip to pound cake

Enjoy the Pound Cakes!

We hope that you enjoy scrolling through! Keep these favorite pound cake recipes in mind for your next birthday, holiday, or cake craving ;0)

Let us know if you try any of these cakes- we would love to see your photos in the comments below! Happy baking!

50 Favorite Pound Cake Recipes

Sharing our FAVORITE pound cake recipes! If you are looking for the perfect pound cake, we have many to share with you! Buttery, perfectly dense and flavorful pound cake recipes are just a click away ;0)

Pound Cake FAQs

Yes! Pound Cakes freeze beautifully. Simply wrap with plastic wrap, followed by foil. We often freeze our cakes while they are still slightly warm, but you can freeze leftover cake as well.

To thaw the cake, move the wrapped cake from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before. Then, move to the kitchen counter then next morning and continue to warm to room temperature. Once condensation has stopped forming on the foil, it is fine to unwrap.

Pound cake first originated in 18th century Europe. The original classic recipe was a delicious, easy cake recipe that called for a pound of each ingredient: a pound of flour, a pound of butter, a pound of eggs, and a pound of sugar.  

We have a large collection Bundt Cakes on our site as well! Our Strawberry Bundt Cake and Lemon Bundt Cake are two popular examples. Any cake baked in a bundt pan can be referred to as a bundt cake.

However, pound cakes are generally going to be more dense with a tighter crumb as they usually contain more butter, sugar, and eggs.

Our favorite pound cakes are ultra moist with a velvety soft texture. Many of our favorites contain either buttermilk, sour cream, or cream cheese frosting. Cakes with an extra boost of acidity soften the strands of gluten in the recipe, resulting in a more tender cake.

In addition, some of our cakes contain cake flour, which has a lower protein content. This also results in a softer crumb.

Finally, using whipping cream instead of milk also adds wonderful richness of flavor and results in a more tender crumb.

Here are just a few examples: Our Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake which contains sour cream, our Cream Cheese Pound Cake which contains cream cheese and buttermilk, our Lemon Pound Cake which contains buttermilk, and our Whipping Cream Pound Cake. All of these pound cakes are rich, soft and tender!

No, pound cakes do not need refrigeration unless they have a perishable glaze or topping. You can store in an airtight container on the kitchen counter.

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  1. Love to use my Nordic Bundt pans for cakes and all these recipes will work but I’d love the gingerbread recipe most!