Pound Cake Recipes
Sour Cream Pound Cake
The combination of sour cream and buttermilk in this recipe creates a lighter pound cake. For a decadent breakfast, serve toasted slices with butter and preserves.
Jacques Pépin's Favorite Pound Cake
The French call pound cake quatre-quarts ("four-fourths") because it is made with equal parts flour, sugar, eggs and butter. Jacques Pépin's mother, aunt and cousin all have their versions. He likes to fold in candied citrus peels to make a French fruit cake; he also loves plain slices dipped in espresso.
Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake
Lauren Chattman makes this pound cake especially rich by swirling in the chocolate-hazelnut spread Nutella. She recommends serving the cake with coffee ice cream.
(Recipe adapted from Cake Keeper Cakes.)
Strawberry-and-Wild-Fennel Compote with Pound Cake
Clementine and Chia Seed Yogurt Pound Cake
With clementine zest in the batter, syrup soaked into the cake, a glaze poured over the top and some candied clementine slices as garnish, this fragrant cake is guaranteed to become a favorite.
Lemon-Glazed Citrus-Yogurt Pound Cake
Chocolate Marble Pound Cake
This chocolate marble pound cake is the perfect treat for any occasion.
Matcha Pound Cake with Almond Glaze
This pound cake recipe by blogger Molly Yeh combines toasty matcha and a sweet almond glaze for a delicious, moist loaf.
Graham Cracker Pound Cake
Chef Way This clever pound cake, from Megan Garrelts of Bluestem in Kansas City, Missouri, has crushed graham crackers in the batter. Garrelts serves it with sage-glazed figs and spiced walnut gelato.
Easy Way This cake is already easy to make, but omitting the figs and gelato makes it easier still.
Peanut Butter Pound Cake S'mores
In this takeoff on the campfire classic, Grace Parisi replaces crunchy graham crackers with buttery store-bought pound cake, sandwiched with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter and served alongside a cup of warm melted chocolate for dipping.
Lemon-and-Orange-Glazed Pound Cake
Bill Bowick, co-owner of Charleston's Sugar Bakeshop, created this impressive recipe to use the treasured Bundt-cake pan that Leigh Magar got from her great-grandmother. Leigh served the cake at her grandmother's 92nd birthday party.
Grilled Lemon Pound Cake with Peaches and Cream
Bryan Calvert, chef and co-owner of James in Brooklyn, New York, loves the versatility of his supermoist lemon pound cake: He uses it to make everything from French toast to a stuffing for baked apples. At this time of year, he grills it until crisp and toasty, then tops it with warm, tender grilled peaches and whipped cream.
Ricotta-Orange Pound Cake with Prosecco Strawberries
Strawberries, sprinkled with Prosecco and a little sugar, are a pretty, accompaniment to Giada De Laurentiis's wonderful, moist orange-infused cake.