Inside you’ll find over 20 of the best pound cakes this side of the Mississippi. They are dense, moist, and irresistible. And the best part, they taste better the days after you made them!
One of my friend’s grandmothers and a dear old lady from my church growing up…. she was an Expert Pound Cake Maker.
She was so good that she wrote a book – an actual cook book – called My Pound Cake Is Better Than Yours.
That’s the South for you… good food and a good sense of humor.
She asked all her friends to contribute their favorite pound cake recipes (mine is probably the chocolate sour cream pound cake, but don’t hold me to it!) and then she put them together in a book.
My friend Mollie still has it.
I don’t know if these recipes would pass Mrs. Edna’s taste test – and she’s with Jesus now so I can’t ask her – but I really think they would.
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This is one of our favorites on the list – The Apple Pound Cake with Caramel Frosting. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to whip up a pound cake!
The Best Pound Cakes This Side Of The Mississippi
Without further ado, let’s hit it.
Also, goes without saying but I’m going to say it anyway, pound cakes are so fun to make because you can’t over mix them. You can’t screw them up.
They are so easy to get right.
This is my kind of baking.
This moist, dense, and delicious chocolate sour cream pound cake will make you the preferred guest at all your southern gatherings.
If you're a pound cake lover then you're sure to go ga-ga for this pineapple pound cake. It's rich, juicy, fresh, and perfect for your next gathering!
This apple pound cake is excellent with or without the caramel icing. Add a little almond extract for a yummy flavor twist.
This cream cheese pound cake will fly off the table. It's moist, dense, and can be topped with nearly anything your sweet tooth desires.
If you are a pound cake lover and - come on - WHO ISN'T? then this whipping cream pound cake will knock you right down. It's moist, tasty, and yummy.
If you are looking to make a brown sugar pound cake for the sweet dessert lovers in your life, this recipe will take you there. It's moist and delicious.
This is a moist sour cream pound cake with a crisp and summery orange flavor. If you like fruit flavor in your pound cake, look no further.
This orange pound cake is fresh, flavorful, moist, and delicious.
Just because you can't have gluten doesn't mean you can't have pound cake, okay? Try this cake if you are craving a good ole southern favorite, but without the parts that hurt your tummy.
Have you ever taken a pound cake up a notch by grilling it? I mean... what's more southern than a pound cake that you grilled? That's elevation.
Take your pound cake to another level by making a cute sweet Easter bunny shape inside.
Another gluten free pound cake for the win. This time with a lemony flavor. Look at that glaze!
Just because you are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan does NOT mean you can't enjoy one of the south's quintessential desserts.
Saturday morning cinnamon rolls meets Any Day Of The Week Pound Cake. There's a lovely swirl and a cinnamon taste.
Oh yeah, baby. It ain't no potluck dinner without a 7up pound cake. Look at the beautiful thick glaze on this one!
Adding some citrus flavor to a pound cake is a great way to help it pack a punch. Sometimes adding orange (or lemon) helps cut the sweetness and add some tartness.
Want to have the goodness of a pound cake without having to be strong and avoid eating the whole gosh darn thing? Solution: personal pound cakes. Just grab a mini loaf pan.
Try this pound cake using coconut milk and chocolate chips. It's coconutty and chocolatey and crispy and oh so yummy.
A twist on the classic pound cake, adding orange and some beautiful cross hatch dusting on the top with powdered sugar. Can't go wrong with this sophisticated cake.
This is lemony, moist, and topped off with a sugary glaze that'll put everyone into a celebratory mood.
Got some blood oranges you want to make good use of? Make this blood orange pound cake with beautiful garnish and wow your loved ones.
This pound cake has its moist inside and sweet texture by using yogurt. The strawberry glaze on top adds just the right amount of flavor. Top it with a dob of whipped cream and you'll be in heaven.
Blueberry and lemon go so well together and make this pound cake anything but boring.
Whether you pronounce it pea-can or puh-cahn... we won't fight about it. This pound cake will bring us all together.
We are nothing if not over the top here in the South. This pound cake is celebrating the 4th (or Veterans Day) in high style... blue red and pound cake white.
This pound cake has a great top... crunchy and flavorful. Add some lemon extract and you have the perfect summer cake to serve with sweet tea.
You don't have to sacrifice flavor just because you are restricting your diet to fit your lifestyle.
Not only is this pound cake tasty, it's also (interestingly enough) made in the air fryer in your loaf pan!
A traditional pound cake with a crunchy top and beautiful berry garnish.
Gluten free has never been easier with such a wide range of options that allow you to STILL have your pound cake favorites. This recipe uses fresh lemon juice and lemon zest for an amazing flavor.
Make this for a potluck, a family gathering, or on a weekend to have with your tea, coffee, or sweet tea.
This would work beautifully for a girly party with all that pink. The strawberry and the glaze and the pound cake... the best of the best. Maybe even serve strawberry ice cream with this one!
This pound cake is beautiful, bright, tasty, and will cheer anyone up.
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