19+ BEST Pound Cake Recipes

Perfectly dense with a moist, buttery flavor, these perfect Pound Cake Recipes will blow your mind! From fruity to chocolate and everything in between, you are sure to find a pound cake you love.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good pound cake! It doesn’t matter the flavor- if it’s a moist, buttery cake, I am SOLD!

However, baking anything (including pound cakes) is always a bit of a science. So before you pick your favorites from this list of pound cake recipes, be sure to check out my Top 9 Mistakes When Making Pound Cake.

As long as you follow my easy tips, you are going to be a pro at baking pound cakes! You might just want to try every single one of these. And if you are still looking for more cakes, these icebox cakes will surely do the trick!

Now let’s get on to the good stuff. This list is the holy grail of pound cakes! Whether you’re in the mood for something fruity or chocolatey, you are going to find something you love here!

Pound Cake Recipes

You will be making this Berry Buttermilk Pound Cake all year long! Fresh or frozen berries, this buttermilk cake is delicious and perfect for dessert or brunch. #buttermilkcake #buttermilkpoundcake www.savoryexperiments.com

Berry Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe

You will be making this Berry Buttermilk Pound Cake all year long! Recipes that use fresh berries make my favorite desserts, but this buttermilk cake can use frozen berries too.
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lemon pound cake sliced on a plate

Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake

Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake is moist and rich while slashing the fat from not using any butter! An easy pound cake recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, tea or coffee. 
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Peek-a-Boo Pound Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

A decadent vanilla pound cake stuffed with raspberry flavored hearts and topped with a fresh raspberry cream cheese glaze.
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close up slice of coconut cream pound cake with drizzle

Coconut Pound Cake Recipe

This Coconut Pound Cake is the BEST with a sweet glaze & tropical coconut flavor! It's perfect right out of the oven with vanilla ice cream!
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sliced butter cake on a platter with blue linens

Gooey Butter Cake

With lots of rich, buttery flavor, this EASY Gooey Butter Cake recipe is the best! The butter sauce really sends it over the top!
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Slice of almond pound cake topped with cherries

Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe

A classic Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe should be in every cook’s recipe box. This is by the far best, soft and buttery pound cake out there!
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This Almond Pound Cake recipe is easy, moist and as dense as a pound cake should be. Topped with an almond pound cake glaze, it's the perfect dessert! #almondpoundcake #poundcakerecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Almond Pound Cake Recipe

This Almond Pound Cake recipe is easy, moist and as dense as a pound cake should be. Topped with an almond pound cake glaze, it's the perfect dessert! 
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Iced Almond-Lemon Loaf Cake

Yogurt, fresh lemon and almond give this sunny loaf cake a unique flavor and texture that everyone will love. Perfect for brunch, tea or dessert! 
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Sour Cream Pound Cake

Sour cream makes this pound cake extra moist and buttery. Easy to make and serves up to 12- perfect for parties. Pair with sauce or fresh fruit.
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Chocolate Bundt Cake

This super moist and rich Chocolate Bundt Cake has one secret ingredient that makes it super chocolatey and delicious!
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Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe

Deliciously moist and buttery, this is my award winning vanilla pound cake laced with fresh strawberries and topped with a fresh strawberry glaze. Makes 2 loaves!
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Sliced key lime pound cake

Key Lime Pound Cake

Infused with the juice and extract of key limes, this buttery and rich pound cake is the perfect summer dessert!
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7 Up Pound Cake

7 Up creates a fluffy texture in this lemon-lime cake recipe. And the 7 Up glaze is OMG!!!! Top with cherries for a Shirley Temple style cake.
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grilled pound cake on a white plate

Grilled Pound Cake

This grilled pound cake recipe makes any pound cake into a gourmet dessert in less than 10 minutes! Top with fruit, sauces, fudge, caramel or whipped cream!
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pound cake french toast with fresh fruit

Pound Cake French Toast

French toast made with pound cake- the ultimate in rich and decadent breakfasts! Serve with fruit or syrup.
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sliced pumpkin cream cheese pound cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pound Cake is the perfect fall treat with layers of pumpkin spiced cake, cream cheese filling and an easy vanilla glaze!
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raspberry lemon bundt pound cake

Raspberry Lemonade Pound Cake

This Raspberry Lemonade Pound Cake is bursting with fresh raspberries and lemons. It’s the perfect summer barbecue dessert with classic flavors that everyone will love!
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stack of marble pound cake

Copycat Starbucks Marble Pound Cake

This Copycat Starbucks Marble Pound Cake is the perfect complement to a cup of coffee or tea! You can now enjoy your favorite Starbucks treat at home for a fraction of the price!
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two slices of meyer lemon pound cake

Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

This easy Meyer Lemon Pound Cake is sensational, soft and moist in every single bite!
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basil pound cake topped with strawberries

Grilled Strawberry Basil Pound Cake

This Grilled Strawberry Basil Pound Cake combines two delicious flavors for an extra special dessert!
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sliced pina colada pound cake

Pina Colada Pound Cake

Everyone’s favorite tropical beverage turned into a scrumptious and easy pound cake! Pina Colada Pound Cake is full of pineapple flavor and topped with a coconut glaze.
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Blueberry Swirl Pound Cake

Blueberry Swirl Pound Cake is the perfect treat!. Dense, yet tender & oh so delicious, you’ll have everyone asking for this easy pound cake recipe loaded with blueberries.
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slice of apricot rose pound cake

Apricot Rose Pound Cake

A delicate moist sour cream pound cake is adorned with fresh black velvet apricots and the floral accents of roses!
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Angel Food Cake

With a light and airy texture, this classic Angel Food Cake recipe is perfect for any occasion. Top with fresh fruit and whipped cream!
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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