A perfect pound cake makes a fantastic food gift for any occasion. Check out this collection of our best pound cake recipes to find one worthy of giving your friends and family — or for just enjoying yourself!
Coconut-Macadamia Nut Pound CakeLightly toasting the macadamia nuts brings out their rich, buttery flavor.
Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound CakeThis deeply rich and chocolaty pound cake taste as good as it looks and is a classic crowd pleaser.
Grilled Pound Cake with Brandied Red PlumsGet the grill going to make this delicious pound cake and top it off with juicy, red plums, whipped cream, and almonds.
Coffee Cake Pound CakeThis recipe marries two Southern specialties, coffee cake and pound cake, to create one buttery, best-of-both-worlds dessert.
Mini Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound CakesIf you want a whole pound cake to yourself, try these individually-portioned chocolaty pound cakes.
Eggnog Pound Cake
Get your pound cake in the holiday spirit with a healthy dose of eggnog.
Lemon Ginger Pound CakeCelebrate spring with this buttery, tender, and moist Lemon Ginger Pound Cake. This pound cake gets a double dose of lemon in the cake and in the glaze.
Mini Apple Cider Pound CakesFinish the cakes with one of the three toppings. Toss together the Streusel Topping before you start baking. Both glazes can be prepped while the cakes cool.
Powdered Sugar Pound CakeWith its fine crumb and almost candylike almond-studded shell, this is pound cake gone to fancy class--but still pound-cake-easy.
Lemon-Lime Pound CakeThis recipe is based on a classic Southern favorite called 7UP Pound Cake, which was created in the 1950s when the soda company suggested using its soft drink instead of other liquid in pound cake recipes. The result: one of the best, and simplest, cakes you'll ever make.
Pound Cake with Brown Butter GlazeHeart-healthy canola oil replaces a good bit of the butter traditionally used to make this dessert. Soaking a vanilla bean in the oil adds deep, rich flavor; you'll never miss the butter.
Two-Step Fresh Peach Pound CakeTurn out a high-rise cake with a moist, tender crumb by layering the ingredients in the bowl in the order specified. Don't have a stand mixer with a 4-qt. bowl and paddle attachment? Prep the batter in the traditional way.
Double-Chocolate Swirl Pound CakeLook for whole-wheat pastry flour in the baking aisle at major supermarkets.
Black Forest Pound CakeThis decadent dessert is an easy, one-pan twist on the traditional layered cake.
Grilled Pound Cake with BlueberriesFire up your grill for dessert! Keep the flame still going and make luscious Grilled Pound Cake with Lemon Cream and Blueberries. The lightly grilled cake will be a favorite all around.
Buttery Pound CakeSweet brown sugar pairs perfectly with the apples in this pound cake recipe.
Pound Cake with Strawberry GlazeLook for whole-wheat pastry flour in the baking aisle at major supermarkets. Garnish with additional strawberries and fresh mint leaves.
Grapefruit Pound CakeGrapefruit Pound Cake blossoms from the floral essence of grated grapefruit rind, while fresh grapefruit juice packs refreshing flavor to the powdered sugar glaze which is drizzled over this moist pound cake.
Canola Oil Pound Cake with Browned Butter GlazeHeart-healthy canola oil helps lighten this classic dessert. And an ingenious technique of soaking a vanilla bean in the oil adds deep, rich flavor to Canola Oil Pound Cake with Browned Butter Glaze.
Pound Cake CupcakesWe've stirred up a little magic with our Pound Cake Cupcakes, which are a Thumbelina version of the tube-pan classic.
Lemon Curd Pound Cake
Wait to prepare the Lemon Curd Glaze until the cake comes out of the oven so it will still be warm when spread over the cake.
Candied Ginger Pound Cake TrufflesIf you like spicy sweets, Candied Ginger Pound Cake Truffles are for you. Chopped crystallized ginger make up part of these cake balls as well as the garnish.
Bourbon-Peacan TrufflesWe take a favorite Southern dessert and turn it into bite-size Bourbon-Pecan Pound Cake Truffles.
Miss Lizzie's Pound CakeA yummy caramel frosting paired with a moist and delicious pound cake makes for an irresistible dessert.
Raspberry Pound Cake TrufflesRaspberry Pound Cake Truffles is our update on the ubiquitous cake ball. We roll these sweet little gems in chopped toasted almonds for added crunch and flavor.
Lemon-Coconut Pound Cake LoafGarnish this pound cake with flaked coconut or, for a dressier look, curly shavings of coconut.
Pound Cake S'moresThis is one of the easiest desserts you will ever make, but it is also one of the tastiest. Instead of using traditional graham crackers to complete your s'more, the base becomes soft, moist pound cake. Drizzle with caramel topping and nuts.
Sauvignon Blanc Pound CakeSauvignon Blanc goes into the batter and the glaze of this pound cake.
Buttermilk Pound Cake with Custard SauceWe sampled this traditional pairing several different ways and loved them all, but our favorite was warm cake with chilled custard.
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound CakeHere the cream cheese is added after beating the butter and sugar, and the cake bakes at a slightly higher temperature than usual.
Mexican Chocolate Pound CakeUse semisweet chocolate and cinnamon to replicate the flavor profile of Mexican chocolate.This moist pound cake is equally delicious without the sauce.
Lemon-Cornmeal Pound Cake with Berries and CreamBecause of the addition of cornmeal to the batter, the texture of this pound cake resembles a sweet and tender cornbread. Top this simple cake with whipped cream and berries for a company-worthy dessert.
Two-Step Pound CakeYou'll need a heavy-duty stand mixer with a 4-qt. bowl and paddle attachment for this recipe.
Peanut Butter Pound Cake S'moresIn this takeoff on the campfire classic, crunchy graham crackers are replaced with buttery store-bought pound cake, sandwiched with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter and served alongside a cup of warm melted chocolate for dipping.
Grilled Lemon Pound Cake with Peaches and CreamThis versatile lemon pound cake is super moist and can be used to make everything from French toast to a stuffing for baked apples.
Baby Pound CakesEnjoy these pound cake bites for breakfast or as a late-night snack by the fire, or split and toast them with butter.
Sour Cream Pound CakeThis pound cake is made with healthier ingredients than most cakes. It calls for Greek yogurt, fat-free sour cream, a mashed banana, oat flour, and it's topped with mixed berries.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Look no further for the perfect pound cake recipe. This traditional cake is extra-rich because of the cream cheese and always in style. This beloved cake definitely makes the list for our favorite baking recipes. This showstopping dessert is sure to be a favorite among family and friends at any gathering or festivity.
Pecan Pound CakeA drizzle of lemon-infused glaze gives this creamy nut-filled cake a sweet finish.
Chocolate Chip Irish Cream Pound CakeCategory Finalist, Desserts. "This cake is even better on the second day." --Anna Ginsberg, Austin, TX
Buttered Rum Pound Cake with Bananas Foster Sauce
Lemon Pound Cake with Candied Lemon SlicesThis pound cake is delicious with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or soft frozen yogurt.
Spiced Cornmeal Pound CakeYou can make this pound cake up to 1 day ahead; when cool, wrap airtight and store at room temperature.
Lemon Pound Cake with Chambord GlazeA simple pound cake is enriched with a drizzling of Chambord glaze. The glaze is a bit thin, but it soaks in nicely as long as you add it slowly while the cake is still warm.
Chocolate-Ginger Pound CakeCrystallized ginger gives this chocolate pound cake a unique flavor.
Lemon Pound Cake with Mint Berries and CreamPrepare this pound cake topped with lemon cream and strawberries for a light and summery dessert.
Ultimate Vanilla Pound CakeAll you need is 6 ingredients to make this go-to vanilla pound cake.
Orange-Glazed Cranberry Pound CakeThis delicious cake combines the sweetness of orange with the tartness of fresh cranberries and sour cream.
Chocolate-Earl Grey Pound CakeThis chocolate pound cake is flavored with Earl Grey tea and drizzled with Earl Grey Dark Chocolate Sauce
Orange-Pecan-Spice Pound CakeThe chopped pecans form a nice, crisp coating on top of the baked cake.
Black Currant Pound CakeBlack currant tea's naturally sweet, fruity flavor and aroma stand out in this cake but don't overpower it. If you don't want to pour all the glaze over the cake, drizzle some over individual slices.
Vanilla Buttermilk Pound CakesTart buttermilk and sweet vanilla mingle flawlessly in this pound cake. You can also prepare these cakes in two (8 x 4–inch) loaf pans. Bake at 350° for one hour or until done.
Sour Cream-Lemon Pound CakeThis lightened version of a traditional sour cream pound cake calls for a reduced amount of butter and low-fat sour cream. It's citrusy flavor comes from fresh lemon juice, lemon rind and lemon extract in the batter and the sweet lemon glaze that's drizzled on top of the cake.
Chocolate Velvet "Pound" Cake
Ice cream and warm Chocolate Ganache are also nice accompaniments for this cake.
Spiced Eggnog Pound CakeEggnog not’s just for sipping: Use it to add extra richness and flavor to a holiday bundt cake.
Banana-Chocolate Pound CakeThe flavors of banana and chocolate combine deliciously in this loaf pound cake.
Pomegranate Pound CakePomegranate seeds give this simple vanilla pound cake a bright flavor.
Cornmeal Pound CakeThis cornmeal cake has an unexpected crunch from the grits and is great with strawberries and peaches.