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

Rating: 4.65 stars
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

Rating: 4.75 stars
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.

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Rating: 4.42 stars
Much better than the standard pound cake, I got the recipe from a great-aunt, over 40 years ago.

Grandma Ruby's Buttermilk Pound Cake

Rating: 4.4 stars
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

Rating: 4.68 stars
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
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
This Georgia peach pound cake can also be made with other fruits such as apple or cherry.

Pound Cake Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars
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
A light-tasting, fine-textured cake. Excellent for the holiday season.

Chocolate Pound Cake III

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

Pineapple Pound Cake

Rating: 3.92 stars
A pound cake made with pineapple and glazed with pineapple sauce. Unlike most cakes, you will not preheat the oven on this one.

Inspiration and Ideas

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: 4.96 stars

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