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Once you’ve tried this Pound Cake Recipe you’ll suddenly realize what you’ve been missing all these years.

No matter if your style is plain and simple or something more exotic, you just can’t go wrong with a classic like this. Dust it with powdered sugar and serve with coffee or fill it and frost it for a spectacular birthday cake. Trust me! After you try this recipe you’ll never make it any other way.

Cream cheese makes all the difference. You get a rich and creamy, slightly tangy Pound Cake that is super moist and very addictive. Just try and stop at one slice!

It's a dream to decorate with. The dense texture makes it really simple to level, torte (split into layers) and carve into any shape you can imagine.

With this great basic recipe and a few simple additions you’ll never be short on ideas for amazing cakes that are the talk of the town..


pound cake - pound cake recipe

yields one 9" round cake (3 layers)
NOTE: All amounts are given in U.S. standard measures. Click here for international equivalents (page will open in a new browser window) .

Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare 2 x 9 inch round cake pans by spraying with non-stick cooking spray and lining bottom of each pan with a wax paper circle cut to fit.

taking pound cake up a notch or two...

Pound Cake is such a chameleon - coffee companion one day, fine dining partner the next. These are some of my favorite Pound Cake Recipe additions. Use them as-is or come up with your own great variations.

Chai Spice

Add to the basic recipe:

Choc Chip

This Pound Cake recipe is for the kid in us all! It’s great served plain with a scoop of ice-cream or layered and filled with Cookies & Cream Filling for a special birthday treat.

Add to the basic recipe:

Double Chocolate

If you like your chocolate cake rich and fudgey, you're gonna love this pound cake. Try it with Banana Choc Chip filling...fabulous!

Add to the basic recipe:


This is fabulous just dusted with powdered sugar and served warm out of the oven…mmm.

Lemon Ginger

This could become your most requested flavor for kids or grown-ups. It goes great with Gingernut Crunch Filling or Whipped Lemon Mousse fillings.

Add to the basic recipe :

White Chocolate, Lemon, Blueberry Pound Cake

This combination was concocted for my friend Sonya at the end of a particularly long, cold winter here in the Northwest. The flavors are like a little burst of Spring!

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