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40+ Favorite Pound Cake Recipes
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This amazing Chocolate Chip Pound Cake has all of the flavors that you love in a chocolate chip cookie! It is super moist and tender thanks to the cake flour, sour cream, and brown sugar in the recipe.
This perfectly decadent Eggnog Pound Cake is ultra moist and flavored with eggnog, nutmeg and cinnamon. We've topped it with spiced cream cheese frosting. Keep this recipe in mind for your Christmas and winter gatherings!
This moist chocolate cream cheese pound cake has a tender, velvety, texture with a fine crumb. It is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings but is not an overly rich chocolate cake. It is delicious! We love to dress it up with a simple chocolate glaze.
This decadent double chocolate pound cake tastes amazing and is so simple to make!
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.
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.