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: 4.5 stars 418
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: 5 stars 13
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 1663
This is a heavy, dense, extremely good pound cake.
By Nanci

Grandmother's Pound Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 686
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!)

Cinnamon and Amaretto Pound Cake

Rating: 5 stars 3
This is a great cake to serve at a brunch, alongside a nice hot cup of coffee!

GA Peach Pound Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 605
This Georgia peach pound cake can also be made with other fruits such as apple or cherry.
By Allrecipes Member

Pound Cake Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 2
An easy, yummy, pound cake in cupcake form. I got this recipe out of a Southern Living magazine and modified it a little. Enjoy!
By BrandyA

Ricotta Pound Cake with Lemon and Blueberries

Rating: 1 stars 1
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: 4.5 stars 328
A light-tasting, fine-textured cake. Excellent for the holiday season.

Chocolate Pound Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 376
A dense chocolate cake made in a Bundt pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar for a nice presentation.

Pineapple Pound Cake

Rating: 4 stars 40
A pound cake made with pineapple and glazed with pineapple sauce. Unlike most cakes, you will not preheat the oven on this one.
By Allrecipes Member

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: 5 stars 35

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