Pound Cake

Pound cake is known for its consistent ratios of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar, but beyond that, a pound cake can take on lots of forms and flavors. Some recipes you must try include Classic Pound Cake, Blueberry Pound Cake, Sundae Pound Cake, and Very Ginger Pound Cake.

How to Make Pound Cake

If you've ever wondered how pound cake got its name, it's because the traditional recipe for how to make pound cake called for one pound each of four basic ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs and flour. As you can imagine, the original recipe yielded quite a lot of cake. But it was simple to learn and remember, and the recipe thus easily passed among neighbors and friends and down through many generations. It dates back at least to the 18th century, with many improvements being made on the recipe in the 19th century when leavening agents, such as baking powder, were introduced.

Dried Fruit Tea Cakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Chock-full of dried fruit and drizzled with a bourbon glaze, these cakes are just right for sharing at Christmas time.

Blueberry Pound Cake

Midwest Living

Ideal for summer entertaining, this easy dessert recipe makes 10 to 12 servings.

Garden Lavender Pound Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

A delicious lavender sugar icing is drizzled over the top and sides of this easy dessert.

Vanilla-Sparkling Wine Pound Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Almond Pound Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

This super-rich and buttery dessert is a treat for birthdays or Christmas. The cream cheese and almond glaze is the icing on the cake.

Battenberg Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

This checkerboard loaf cake recipe calls for two pound cake mixes, raspberry jam, purchased marzipan, and fresh raspberries and mint leaves. Make the centerpiece dessert to serve at a luncheon or tea party.

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Vary the flavors in this easy-to-make basic cake pound cake recipe, sampling the Lemon Poppyseed or Orange Rosemary versions given with the basic version.

Fire Truck Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

For a fast party dessert for kids, purchase, cut, and decorate pound cakes to make this birthday cake.

Total: 45 mins

Scented Geranium Cake

Midwest Living

Grilled Pineapple Shortcake

Family Circle

Grill slices of pineapple and pound cake to make this delectable dessert recipe. Light pineapple-coconut ice cream adds a crowning touch.

Tropical Ambrosia

Family Circle

Impress friends and family with this eye-catching dessert recipe that layers pound cake, fruit, and marshmallows. Top with a yummy passion fruit curd for extra pizzazz.

Bales of Hay

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Lovable Lamb

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Pound Cake

Family Circle

Pound cake got its name from the weight of the main ingredients in the recipe. This version is lighter, but still serves up a rich, buttery dessert.

Blueberry Pound Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

Ideal for summer entertaining, this easy dessert recipe makes 10 to 12 servings.

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