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Pound Cake Recipes That Give Other Desserts A Run For Their Money

Proof that this cake is anything but boring.
02/28/2013 09:23am ET | Updated March 4, 2015

Pound cake gets its name not because it's heavy, but because of its easy recipe. This cake was originally intended to be made up of a pound of each of its four main ingredients: flour, sugar, butter and eggs. It's the cake that you can make without a recipe -- anywhere, anytime. And for that reason alone it is glorious. Not to mention all the ways you can make it taste better than the tallest of layer cakes and the softest of angel food cakes.

You can amp up a plain pound cake by drizzling it with glaze or dusting it with sugar; you can flavor it with cocoa powder, fruits and even bacon. The possibilities are endless -- and all of them delicious.

Check out these 26 different ways you can make pound cake awesome:

1
Chocolate Pound Cake With Bacon Bourbon Frosting
How Sweet It Is
2
Matcha Marble Pound Cake
Hummingbird High
Get the Matcha Marble Pound Cake recipe from Hummingbird High
3
Meyer Lemon Pound Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Meyer Lemon Pound Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
4
Mini Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Pound Cakes
How Sweet It Is
5
Lightened Up Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake
Averie Cooks
6
Pistachio Cardamom Pound Cake
The View From The Great Island
Get the Pistachio Cardamom Pound Cake recipe from The View From The Great Island
7
Tangerine Sour Cream Pound Cake
Hummingbird High
Get the Tangerine Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe from Hummingbird High
8
Spiked Almond Joy Poundcake
How Sweet It Is
Get the Spiked Almond Joy Poundcake recipe from How Sweet It Is
9
Mini Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cakes With Beet Glaze
Hummingbird High
10
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
11
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pound Cake With Peanut Butter Glaze
Recipe Girl
12
Cold Oven Pound Cake
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Cold Oven Pound Cake recipe from Muffinj via Food52
13
Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake
Alexandra Cooks
Get the Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake recipe from Alexandra Cooks
14
Pistachio Lover’s Pound Cake
Leite's Culinaria
Get the Pistachio Lover’s Pound Cake recipe from Leite's Culinaria
15
Mocha Crumble Pound Cake
Whisk Kid
Get the Mocha Crumble Pound Cake recipe from Whisk Kid
16
Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
Keep It Simple, Keep It Fresh
Get the Glazed Lemon Pound Cake recipe from Keep It Simple, Keep It Fresh
17
Cranberry Orange Cream Cheese Pound Cake
sophistimom
18
Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake
Creme de la Crumb
Get the Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake recipe from Creme de la Crumb
19
Spicy Mocha Pound Cake
Bev Cooks
Get the Spicy Mocha Pound Cake recipe from Bev Cooks
20
Sherry And Olive Oil Pound Cake
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Sherry and Olive Oil Pound Cake recipe from Alice Medrich via Food52
21
Zebra Pound Cake
Baker's Royale
Get the Zebra Pound Cake recipe from Baker's Royale
22
Snickerdoodle Pound Cake
Peabody
Get the Snickerdoodle Poundcake recipe from Peabody
23
Triple Coconut Pound Cake
The View From The Great Island
Get the Triple Coconut Pound Cake recipe from The View From The Great Island
24
Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake
Fearless Homemaker
Get the Nutella-Swirl Pound Cake recipe from Fearless Homemaker
25
Roasted Cardamom And Coffee Pound Cake
The View From The Great Island
Get the Roasted Cardamom and Coffee Pound Cake recipe from The View From The Great Island
26
Peanut Butter Cup Pound Cake
bran appetit
Get the Peanut Butter Cup Pound Cake recipe from bran appetit

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