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25 Best Pound Cakes (+ Easy Dessert Recipes)

Pound cakes are simple, buttery, and delicious cakes! They’re perfect for foodies who enjoy a good, classic dessert.

They might not be the healthiest recipes out there, but who cares when they taste so good?

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At the heart of every pound cake is butter, sugar, and flour. Though, sometimes, you might want to add a special flair to this beautiful southern cake. 

Homemade Pound Cake with Strawberries and Cream

The trick to the best pound cakes is all in the baking. Just keep the oven door shut and keep an eye on the time. 

It doesn’t take much more than patience and a bundt pan to make a beautiful pound cake. 

I’ve put together some of my favorite recipes for flavorful pound cakes. Whether you’re craving chocolate or fruit, I have you covered!

From light and citrus-flavored 7-Up cake to rich Butterfinger cake, there’s a treat here to fit your fancy.

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a slice of afternoon delight. 

Scroll on for 25 delicious pound cake recipes and find your new favorites! 

1. 7-Up Cake

This pound cake is so fluffy and has a lovely, light flavor.

Using 7-Up in your cake batter adds a hint of lemon-lime. The refreshing taste and lighter texture are great for parties any time of the year. 

This pound cake is easy to make and even easier to love!

2. Lemon Pound Cake

When life gives you lemons, you make pound cake!

Seriously though, this recipe has the best tart flavor from added lemon zest and juice. Paired with buttermilk, the depth of this cake is delightful.

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As if the lemon cake isn’t good enough, the glaze finishes off this pound cake.

3. Paula Deen Pound Cake

There’s no doubt that Paula Deen is the queen of southern baking. It’s no surprise that her pound cake recipe is so fabulous!

This recipe calls for just nine ingredients and is so rich and buttery. This is the perfect traditional pound cake recipe to keep on hand. 

4. Perfect Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I’ve never had a cream cheese recipe that I didn’t love. 

Mixing cream cheese into your cake batter adds the perfect tang. This cake is dense, sweet, and delicious!

This recipe doesn’t have a glaze, and honestly, it doesn’t need one. It serves beautifully with berries for a sweet summer treat. 

5. Orange Crush Pound Cake

I have a big weak spot for orange desserts. There’s something about warm vanilla and bright orange that I can’t resist.

Much like using other sodas in cake batter, Orange Crush serves a variety of purposes. It adds flavor, color, and leavens the cake when baking.

This cake is bursting with sweet orange flavor. As if that isn’t enough, make a scrumptious cream cheese frosting to finish it off. 

6. Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

Did you know that chocolate actually releases endorphins that make you happier? Maybe this is why I’m always game for chocolate desserts

This cake will make you happy with loads of chocolate. The chocolate cake batter is littered with chunks of melted chocolate.

To top it all off, there’s a thick coat of creamy chocolate ganache.

7. Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Using sour cream with lemon makes a moist and tender cake that everyone will love!

This cake is so easy to make, serves beautifully, and tastes even better! If you’re looking for the perfect summer cake to serve, look no further. 

Serve it for dessert at dinner parties, or at brunch to start your day out on a sweet note.

8. Strawberry Buttermilk Pound Cake

If you love strawberry shortcake, you will fall head over heels for this recipe. This cake is the definition of pretty in pink. 

Super moist, sweet strawberry flavor, a show-stopping dessert! Adding strawberry gelatin to the cake makes it firm, colorful, and fruity. 

Cool Whip and fresh strawberries are the obligatory toppings for this pound cake.

9. Scratch Made Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe with Key Lime Glaze

Key limes are so aromatic and acidic, and they’re the perfect complement for sweet pound cake.

The buttery cake batter is only made better with tropical Key lime added in.

Made from scratch cake doesn’t have to be intimidating. This recipe is sweet, simple, and so delicious!

You’ll definitely feel the island vibes slicing into this Key lime cake. 

10. Pecan Pie Pound Cake

Big, buttery southern flavor is back at it again! This recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients into one delicious pound cake. 

There’s sweet and sticky brown sugar, pecans, and bits of caramel in every bite. This recipe is bound to be coffee’s new best friend. 

11. Kentucky Butter Cake

Kentucky butter cake is much like a traditional pound cake with one key difference. It has butter vanilla sauce.

Melted butter, sugar, and vanilla take this pound cake to a whole new level. 

Despite its simple flavor profile, this cake is so decadent and rich. You’ll feel like a million bucks biting into this warm, buttery pound cake. 

12. Red Velvet Marble Cake

This marble cake might just be my guilty pleasure.

The colorful swirls of red and white batter makes for the most beautiful slices when serving. 

This cake has a marriage of flavors that is unparalleled. To top it all off, a healthy dose of sweet cream cheese frosting adds something extra.

13. Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

Fall flavors shine best in a bundt pan. Okay, they’re top tier anywhere, but pound cake and coffee in the fall? Yes, please!

You make a deep, warm brown sugar and spiced pumpkin cake batter.

This cake is buttery, rich, and loaded with warm spices to love. It’s all the better drizzled with a browned butter glaze.

14. Banana Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

This cake is banana bread made better. Trust me, I don’t know how that’s possible, but it’s true. 

Perhaps it’s the creamy buttery additions. Or maybe it’s the rich and creamy peanut butter glaze.

Embrace your inner child with a big slice of peanut butter and banana cake. 

15. Million-Dollar Pound Cake

This sweet pound cake is worth its weight in gold. It’s a decadent classic cake that is sweet, buttery, and well-balanced.

This recipe features a simple whipped butter and sweet vanilla flavor.

16. Cake Mix Butterfinger Pound Cake with Chocolate Ganache

If you have a major sweet tooth, this cake is made for you. 

You use box cake mix to make this all the easier to make! The thick chocolate ganache and crumbled Butterfingers create a peanut butter cup flavor. 

You can’t go wrong with soft cake, gooey ganache, and crunchy crumbles on top. 

17. Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

I’m always happy to find healthier ways to enjoy delicious sweets.

Like other sour cream cakes, this cake is deliciously moist and tangy. With a healthier alternative, this cake has less fat. 

This simple recipe is perfect with peaches and cream on a warm summer day!

18. Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake

If you love black forest cake, you’ll love this recipe! There are tart cherries and rich dark chocolate in every bite. 

The cake is topped with rich chocolate ganache for the perfect finish. You’ll find that rehydrated cherries work best for this recipe. 

19. Condensed Milk Pound Cake

Looking for a totally buttery and rich pound cake? I have you covered. Adding a can of condensed milk makes for a light caramel flavor and richness. 

This sweet cake is great on its own or with a mix of berries and cream. 

20. Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Blueberries and lemons work well to provide a balance between sweet and tart. 

This easy pound cake has blueberries in every bite with a slight hint of lemon. You’ll love the rich texture of Greek yogurt. 

21. Pineapple Poke Bundt Cake 

This cake has totally beach vibes with crushed pineapple and a pineapple juice glaze. 

Using vanilla pudding mix and box cake makes this one of the easiest pound cakes you’ll ever make! It’s sweet, acidic, and delicious. 

22. Brown Sugar Pound Cake

Using brown sugar adds a deep, rich flavor to any cake. This sweet cake is topped with a praline style frosting.

Buttery brown sugar and chopped pecans belong on top of a cake like this! 

A hot cup of coffee will never taste better than with this sweet brown sugar pound cake. 

23. Pistachio Pound Cake

I love cakes that have small additions for big flavor. This pound cake adds honey and almond extract for a lively flavor. 

The cake is topped with a light glaze and crushed pistachios add the perfect nutty crunch on top. This is a cake that tastes like love in every bite!

24. Lemon Vanilla Pound Cake

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from baking, it’s that citrus is cake’s best friend. 

If you’re looking for a thick and creamy cake, look no further. You pair bright lemon notes with warm vanilla for balanced flavors. 

This recipe is perfect with a hot cup of coffee on a rainy day. 

25. The Best Peach Cobbler Pound Cake Recipe (With Cream Cheese!)

This recipe marries three delicious desserts: pound cake, peach cobbler, and upside-down cake.

There are layers of peaches, brown sugar and butter, and rich pound cake. Not to mention, some chopped peaches for a bit of sweetness in every bite.

This cake is everything you could want in peak peach season. Serve it with whipped cream, or sweet vanilla ice cream.

25 Best Pound Cakes (+ Easy Desserts)

These pound cakes are perfect for foodies who enjoy a good, classic dessert. From lemon to cream cheese to triple chocolate, there are so many delicious cakes to try.

Ingredients

  • 7-Up Cake

  • Lemon Pound Cake

  • Paula Deen Pound Cake

  • Perfect Cream Cheese Pound Cake

  • Orange Crush Pound Cake

  • Triple Chocolate Pound Cake

  • Lemon Sour Cream Cake

  • Strawberry Buttermilk Pound Cake

  • Scratch Made Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe with Key Lime Glaze

  • Pecan Pie Pound Cake

  • Kentucky Butter Cake

  • Red Velvet Marble Cake

  • Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

  • Banana Bundt Cake with Peanut Butter Glaze

  • Million Dollar Pound Cake

  • Cake Mix Butterfinger Pound Cake with Chocolate Ganache

  • Greek Yogurt Pound Cake

  • Chocolate Cherry Pound Cake

  • Condensed Milk Pound Cake

  • Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

  • Pineapple Poke Bundt Cake

  • Brown Sugar Pound Cake

  • Pistachio Pound Cake

  • Lemon Vanilla Pound Cake

  • The Best Peach Cobbler Pound Cake Recipe (With Cream Cheese!)

Directions

  • Select your favorite recipe.
  • Organize all the required ingredients.
  • Prep a pound cake in 30 minutes or less!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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