14 Perfect Pound Cakes
Give your go-to pound cake recipe a breather and try one of these pound cake recipes from scratch.
This pound cake recipe starts from scratch and is as good as it looks. Pair it with a sparkling wine, like a Prosecco, to complete your dessert.
- Recipe: Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake
- Recipe: Amaretto Almond Pound Cake
Recipe from Ethleen Scarborough; Augusta, Georgia
- Recipe: Sauvignon Blanc Pound Cake
Recipe from Cindy Nichols; Memphis, Tennessee
Here the cream cheese is added after beating the butter and sugar, and the cake bakes at a slightly higher temperature than usual.
Dress up traditional pound cake with a little lime zest and a homemade Key lime glaze for a deliciously tropical dessert.
Recipe: Key Lime Pound Cake
We sampled this traditional pairing several different ways and loved them all, but our favorite was a warm pound cake with chilled custard.
Turn out a high-rise cake with a moist, tender crumb by layering the ingredients in the bowl in the order specified. Don't have a stand mixer with a 4-qt. bowl and paddle attachment? Prep the batter the traditional way.
Recipe: Two-Step Fresh Peach Pound Cake
We replicated the flavor profile of Mexican chocolate using semisweet chocolate and cinnamon. If you prefer to use Mexican chocolate, look for it with the hot drink mixes or on the Hispanic food aisle. This moist pound cake is equally delicious without the Mexican Chocolate Sauce.
- Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake
Recipe: Two-Step Pound Cake
Rev up your taste buds for a combination of sweet berries, sour lemon, and cool mint in this delicious pound cake dessert.
This recipe is based on a classic Southern favorite called 7UP Pound Cake, which was created in the 1950s when the soda company suggested using its soft drink instead of other liquid in pound cake recipes. The result: one of the best, and simplest, cakes you'll ever make.
Watch: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Finish the cakes with one of three toppings, listed with the recipe. Toss together the Streusel Topping before you start baking. Both glazes can be prepped while the cakes cool.
Recipe: Mini Apple Cider Pound Cakes