10 Pound Cake Recipes

Because sometimes you want cake that's dense as can be with richness, butteriness, and as much flavor per square inch as feasible. These are exactly that.

Apple Tea Cake

Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.

3 hrs

Carrot Cake

"This was beyond the best carrot cake I have ever had." That's what we're hearing about this cake, which ingeniously relies on puréed, rather than grated, carrots.

1 hr 30 mins

Clementine Cake

Looks like upside-down cake. Tastes like upside-down cake. Yet this sticky citrusy dessert couldn't be more right side up as far as we're concerned.

1 hr 30 mins

Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

Trust us when we tell you this cake is about as unfussy as it gets. An hour from start to finish, no tricky ingredients and a taste reminiscent of an old-school boxed cake mix.

1 hr

Edd Kimber’s Coffee Coffee Cake

A streusel-sprinkled coffee cake that lives up to its namesake ingredient thanks to an espresso-laced ribbon through the cake. This cakey brilliance is brought to you by Edd Kimber.

2 hrs 15 mins

Kentucky Butter Cake

This sweet, buttery Southern pound cake is infused with rum extract and topped with a buttery vanilla sauce. Thankfully, it makes a big cake because it's nearly impossible to stop after just one slice.

1 hr 45 mins

Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company's Comin' Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to bake dessert. Even if for no other reason than you want it.

1 hr 20 mins

Espresso Cake

This simple yet spectacular riff on coffee cake—there's actually coffee in the cake—is rich and robust and rousing in that way only espresso can be.

1 hr 15 mins

Skillet Plum Cake

Skillet cake is moist and tender and sweet (not too sweet, though) and sorta like upside-down cake except it's right-side up.

1 hr

Paleo Chocolate Cake

This paleo chocolate cake also happens to be gluten-free and, even more importantly, it tastes magnificent enough to rival any other chocolate cake, birthday or otherwise. Go ahead. Taste it and see.

1 hr

Paleo Vanilla Cake

Say "paleo cake" and most folks think of dense, crumbly, disappointing approximations of cake. Not this lovely incarnation with its lofty stature. Includes a chocolate variation.

1 hr

Birthday Cake Fudge

No-bake cake doesn't get any easier than this funfetti fudge that's complete with a semisweet chocolate "cake" layer, a white chocolate "frosting" layer, and sprinkles galore.

4 hrs 45 mins

Coconut Cake

Flaunting an always-stunning, goes-with-anything white, this coconut cake glams up dinner parties, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, and Tuesday nights.

1 hr 15 mins

Blackout Cake From Ebinger’s

Just like the much-ballyhooed chocolate blackout cake from Ebinger's in Brooklyn, this one has the same pudding-like filling, the same tender chocolate crumb, and the same rich, rich frosting.

3 hrs 40 mins

Old-Fashioned Coconut Cake

Layers of vanilla cake take turns with oodles of coconut filling and the whole shebang is slathered with fluffy white icing. Uh, yes please!

1 hr 15 mins

Flourless Chocolate Cloud Cake

This lofty cake is so crammed full of chocolate and butter and air, there's no room for flour--although we made sure to leave space for ample swoops of softly whipped cream.

1 hr 15 mins