Pound cake, the rich dessert traditionally made with a pound of butter, flour, eggs, and sugar, can be interpreted in a variety of delicious flavors thanks to new twists and innovative ingredients. We have classic pound cake recipes, such as sour cream pound cake, as well as irresistible chocolate and fruit-flavored pound cakes.
Classic pound cake is not only delicious but also easy to make thanks to its basic ingredients -- butter, sugar, eggs -- that are already in your kitchen. Our recipe incorporates cake flour for a lighter pound cake, but all-purpose flour can be substituted if cake flour is unavailable.
Blood orange, a crimson-color fruit, adds sweet, citrusy flavor to this luscious pound cake recipe. Once baked, the cake is coated with a thick and bubbly rum-flavored sauce, while a side of blood orange-infused whipped cream completes the dessert.
Who says you have to stick with a classic pound cake recipe? Switch things up by blending finely chopped milk chocolate morsels into your next pound cake. It only gets better for chocolate-lovers when the upgraded pound cake is slathered in smooth milk chocolate ganache.
A dash of almond extract and silky sour cream are all you need to elevate your average pound cake into a crowd-pleasing masterpiece. This ultra-appetizing almond pound cake becomes even more irresistible when slathered with our white chocolate glaze and a sprinkling of chopped almonds.
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Make this irresistible citrus pound cake for any occasion! Grapefruit, lime, and orange lend zest to the rich pound cake recipe. Topped with candied orange slices and citrus glaze, the dessert is as showstopping as it is delectable.
For a warm-weather spin on your classic pound cake recipe, grill slices of frozen or prepared pound cake on a charcoal grill and top with our homemade espresso chocolate sauce. The warm slices of cake, drizzled and seared with orange juice, are even more decadent when topped with cool, fluffy whipped cream and chopped pistachio nuts.
To achieve the perfect pound cake texture, start with cold butter and cream cheese. This prevents the ingredients from becoming too warm during the mixing. Then add almond extract to the pound cake mixture for a distinct, sweet flavor that complements the cream cheese glaze.
Transform frozen pound cake into an indulgent dessert by adding our mouth-watering mocha mixture. Stacks of orange slices and broiled pound cake blend with a mocha-cream cheese spread for a succulent balance of sweet and citrus.
Topped with a citrus-coconut glaze, lime peel, and toasted coconut flakes, this twist on classic pound cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. The luxurious pound cake gets tart flavor from fresh lime juice and a smooth, buttery texture from cream of coconut.
Test Kitchen Tip: To toast curls of fresh coconut, spread them in a single layer in a shallow baking pan and bake for 5 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.
A cool and creamy whipped coffee spread is the ideal accompaniment to these warm mocha pound cake stacks. The layers of cake are made with instant coffee and unsweetened chocolate.
Substitute sour cream for some of the butter in your traditional pound cake recipe to make your dessert extra moist. The basic ingredients used in this recipe can be transformed easily into lemon-poppy seed pound cake or blueberry pound cake with a few simple additions.
With warm ingredients like ground cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, this spiced pound cake pairs perfectly with a warm mug of coffee or hot chocolate. Canned pumpkin keeps the cake moist, while raisins, pecans, and cherries dot the dessert. A light brushing of orange juice and a sprinkle of coarse sugar finish the pound cake, which can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.
Sparkling wine adds light acidity to both the glaze and batter used in this wedding shower-ready pound cake. Bake the delightful dessert in a pretty Bundt cake mold for party-perfect pound cake.
These petite pound cakes make a great potluck or bake sale addition. Packed with dried cranberries and flavored with warm nutmeg, the mini pound cakes gain both zest and sweetness from their brown sugar-orange juice topping.