Interested in baking Pound Cakes, but don't know where to start? This post includes 10 Easy/Beginner Friendly Pound Cake recipes with easy-to-follow instructions and tips to help you along your baking journey. All of the cakes are made from scratch with minimal ingredients.
These pound cake recipes are ideal for holidays, special occasions, or simply for the joy of it. Our recipes will help you create a moist and delicious pound cake from scratch.
All of our Pound Cake recipes include video to help you become a baking pro in no time. Remember practice makes perfect. Start your baking journey today!
If you're new to baking I got you covered! Here are some helpful guides to help you along the way!
- How to make a moist Pound Cake
- Pound Cake Essential Tools
- Mistakes to avoid when baking a pound cake
- How to prepare Pound Cake ingredients
- How to Make a Pound Cake for Beginners
Beginner-Friendly Pound Cakes
Sour Cream Pound Cake is a traditional pound cake made with sour cream. The addition of the sour cream makes the cake extra moist and flavorful.
This Old Fashioned 7 Up Pound Cake with a Lemon-Lime Glaze is a pound cake made with 7 Up baked right into the batter. This cake is amazing without a glaze or with a lemon-lime glaze and dusted with powdered sugar.
Bake a decadent Buttermilk Pound Cake with a butter glaze that will melt in your mouth. This cake is great with a side of vanilla ice cream!
This simple classic pound cake, with a melt-in-your-mouth texture, uses condensed milk as its key ingredient. The condensed milk infuses this cake with moisture and flavor.
Elevate your baking game with this delicious Whipping Cream Pound Cake recipe, made with you guessed it..heavy whipping cream! With a few simple ingredients and easy instructions, it's the perfect dessert for any occasion!
This Cream Cheese Pound Cake is infused with almond extract and made with a powdered sugar glaze and topped with fresh strawberries.
Apple Cider Donut Cake is a pound cake flavored with apple cider and spices dusted with a cinnamon sugar mixture. This cake is great served with coffee or tea.
This Classic Pound Cake is made the old-fashioned way with a pound of five ingredients- flour, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract!
Sock it to Me Pound Cake is a sour cream pound cake made with a layer of streusel filling topped with a powdered sugar vanilla glaze.
This Gingerbread Pound Cake is made with a mixture of spices and molasses. This cake is great by itself, but adding a glaze definitely takes it over the top!
Pound Cake Tips + Tricks
Whether you are a beginner or have been in the baking game for a while, I hope these tips are helpful in making sure that your pound cake comes out great!
⇢ Properly measure your ingredients – Always measure each ingredient before adding it to the cake to ensure you have the accurate amount of each ingredient for the recipe. Baking requires exact measurements for the cake to come out correctly.
⇢ Always use room temperature ingredients – Standard pound cake ingredients include butter and eggs which should always be at room temperature to ensure that they properly blend into the batter and do not cause any clumping. Other common ingredients such as milk, cream cheese, etc should also be at room temperature. Make sure to allow enough time before baking to remove the ingredients from the refrigerator and sit them on the counter to allow them to come to room temperature.
⇢ Properly cream the butter and sugar together– Once blended the texture should be light and fluffy. Blend the ingredients together at a moderate speed for at least two to three minutes.
⇢ Add the eggs one at a time– Eggs must be added one at a time blending well after each addition. Once you’ve added an egg to the batter and no longer see any yellow, then you can add another egg to the batter.
⇢ Don’t overmix your batter– Aside from creaming the butter and sugar together, once done adding an ingredient, immediately start adding the next ingredient. If you are not quite ready, stop the mixer until you're ready to add the next ingredient. After you have added the last ingredient, just mix until blended. If the batter still requires mixing, for example, if there is any unmixed batter on the side of the bowl, finish the mixing process using a spoon.
⇢ Spray the hell out of your bundt pan - My favorite method is using a baking spray such as Baker’s Joy which includes the flour and oil all in one can. It's always a no-fail method for me and the cake comes right out of the pan. You can also grease the pan with oil (solid or liquid) then dust the pan evenly with flour if you prefer that method.
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