21 Tube Pan Cake Recipes That Will Convince You to Get Yours Out
It’s no secret that Southerners love to whip out a pretty Bundt pan for stunning results, but the tube pan is the unsung hero of pound cake recipes everywhere. The two pans are often interchangeable, but if you don’t have a tube pan, these incredible recipes are going to convince you it’s time to add one to your kitchen collection. The hollow tube in the center of the pan conducts heat so even the densest cakes cook through. Unlike intricate Bundt pan designs, tube cake pans usually have straight sides, which makes them ideal for light and airy recipes like angel food cake. Whether you’re looking for a simple cake recipe like old-school pound cake or want to try something a little fancier like a new coffee cake, these recipes prove it’s time to dust of your tube pan.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Recipe: Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Anytime we need to make a recipe more indulgent, creamy, and delicious, we turn to cream cheese. This pound cake recipe is proof that it always works.
Caramel-Frosted Pound Cake
Recipe: Caramel-Frosted Pound Cake
Of the few ways you can make a classic Southern pound cake better, homemade caramel frosting is at the top of the list.
Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake
Recipe: Cranberry-Pecan Coffee Cake
What good is an afternoon cup of coffee without a little something sweet to complement it?
Coconut Pound Cake
Recipe: Coconut Pound Cake
Craving coconut cake but not in the mood to ice a layer cake? We’ve got the most delicious solution for you.
Buttermilk Pound Cake
Recipe: Buttermilk Pound Cake
For Southerners who always have buttermilk on hand, this tender recipe that uses it in the cake and custard sauce is a no-brainer.
Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake
Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake
A drizzle of Mexican chocolate sauce on top of this moist pound cake takes the presentation from good to great.
Texas Pecan Cake
Recipe: Texas Pecan Cake
This recipe from the Lonestar state combines two old-school Southern desserts—pound cake and fruit cake.
Key Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Pound Cake
Craving a tropical getaway? A cool slice of this pound cake should do the trick.
Auntie’s Apple Cake
Recipe: Auntie’s Apple Cake
A drizzle of brown sugar frosting that’s praline-esque takes this luscious fall cake over the edge of delicious.
Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Recipe: Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Fall’s favorite spud gets its chance on the dessert table with this seasonal pound cake recipe.
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Recipe: Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Whether for book club, the new neighbors, or a weekend brunch, this is your new go-to coffee cake recipe.
Old-Fashioned Pound Cake
Recipe: Old-Fashioned Pound Cake
Southerners know an old-fashioned pound cake is best when finished off with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and fresh berries.
Lemon-Vanilla Pound Cake with Lavender Glaze
Bright lemon and floral lavender make this centerpiece stunner perfect for spring parties.
Almond-Coconut Mini Cakes
Classic Chocolate Pound Cake
Recipe: Classic Chocolate Pound Cake
If you have a chocolate lover in your family, this decadent cake should be your next baking project.
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
This pretty spring pound cake has a strawberry surprise when you cut into it.
Angel Food Cake
Recipe: Angel Food Cake
Light and fluffy angel food cake is the ultimate cure for a drab day.
Million Dollar Pound Cake
Recipe: Million Dollar Pound Cake
Seven ingredients in exchange for a pound cake that’s worth a million dollars? A total bargain.
Recipe: Orange Cake
Brighten up your table with this sunny citrus cake that can be made in your tube pan or Bundt pan.
Yogurt Pound Cake with Pomegranate Syrup
Greek yogurt adds a hint of tang and makes for the richest texture in this pound cake recipe that’s ready for brunch with the girls.
Sour Cream Pound Cake
Recipe: Sour Cream Pound Cake
This pound cake has actually graced the cover of the June 2006 issue of Southern Living, so you know it’s tried-and-true.