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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Kentucky Blue Ribbon All-Butter Pound Cake

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This is the recipe my Grandmother would make every year during the holidays. I found the recipe tucked in her Bible when she passed, and it was written in her Grandmother's handwriting. It's been in my family for at least 7 generations, and in 2012, I won a Blue Ribbon at the Kentucky State fair by following her exact instructions. Tastes like pure love!

Jan's Dark Chocolate Swirl Pound Cake

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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.

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pound Cake

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This is an old recipe that my grandmother always made. It goes great with coffee and is quick and easy to make. Light lemon flavor that can be accompanied with a lemon glaze if desired.

Grandma Ruby's Buttermilk Pound Cake

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This lemon butter pound cake is super-moist and dense. It's not for those watching calories! It's a great comfort food and goes especially well with vanilla ice cream.

Coconut Sour Cream Pound Cake

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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

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This is a great cake to serve at a brunch, alongside a nice hot cup of coffee!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake III

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

Pecan Sour Cream Pound Cake

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I won first place with this cake at the Cuyahoga County Fair (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1993. For a nuttier variation, you can substitute 1 cup of the flour with 1 cup of ground pecans.

Yogurt Cake

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A lemon pound cake made with yogurt instead of sour cream. I have used this recipe for a long time and had misplaced it. I went to my daughter and had her give me another copy.

Homemade Pound Cake

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

Grandmother's Pound Cake II

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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!)

Grandma's Sour Cream Pound Cake

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This is a recipe the whole family loves. It's always a hit!

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Six Egg Pound Cake

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This recipe for the best pound cake ever rises very high above all others thanks to the use of six eggs. Top with confectioners' sugar or glaze.