Pound Cake Recipes

See how to make pound cake from scratch the easy way. More than 170 trusted pound cake recipes with photos and reviews.

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Coconut Cream Pound Cake

Rating: 4.4 stars 404
A moist coconut pound cake, a crowd pleaser. I use this recipe for making wedding cake layers.

Jan's Dark Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake

Rating: 4.75 stars 11
Pretty marbled pound cake with rich, dark chocolate. Simple to make in no time at all! This is a great cake for making a day ahead or freezing.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake III

This is a heavy, dense, extremely good pound cake.

Grandmother's Pound Cake II

This recipe is over 100 years old and is the original kind of pound cake: it contains 1 pound each of butter, sugar, eggs and flour and contains no salt, baking powder or flavoring (but flavoring such as vanilla extract or almond extract can be added if desired!)

Coconut Sour Cream Pound Cake

Rating: 4.68 stars 17
My mother-in-law always makes this pound cake for holidays. That makes this cake very special, but it really could be made any time of the year! Even people who don't like the texture of coconut love this cake because the only coconut in it is the flavoring.

Cinnamon and Amaretto Pound Cake

Rating: 5 stars 2
This is a great cake to serve at a brunch, alongside a nice hot cup of coffee!

GA Peach Pound Cake

Rating: 4.61 stars 588
This Georgia peach pound cake can also be made with other fruits such as apple or cherry.

Pound Cake Cupcakes

An easy, yummy, pound cake in cupcake form. I got this recipe out of a Southern Living magazine and modified it a little. Enjoy!

Ricotta Pound Cake with Lemon and Blueberries

This gluten-free lemony ricotta pound cake made with almond flour and a sugar substitute is sure to delight with fresh blueberries in every bite. Top with fresh blueberries, a dusting of sweetener, or make your own glaze.

Sweet Potato Pound Cake

Rating: 4.64 stars 315
A light-tasting, fine-textured cake. Excellent for the holiday season.

Chocolate Pound Cake III

Rating: 4.54 stars 373
A dense chocolate cake made in a Bundt pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar for a nice presentation.

Pineapple Pound Cake

Rating: 3.92 stars 38
A pound cake made with pineapple and glazed with pineapple sauce. Unlike most cakes, you will not preheat the oven on this one.
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Bundt Pound Cakes Everyone Will Love
Few desserts have stood the test of time like the old-fashioned Bundt pound cake.
Homemade Pound Cake
Rating: 4.89 stars
11

Buttery homemade pound cake that's rich with the flavor of shortbread cookies, but still tender and light as a feather.