Best Pound Cake Recipes
from Scratch

If you are looking for homemade pound cake recipes from scratch you have found them. I offer delicious flavors like tropical, strawberry, marble, vanilla and butter below.

Preheat the oven and let's get cracking...

Homemade Pound Cake Recipes

Pound Cake Recipes

The secret? Yogurt - makes it so moist. An awesome southern pound cake, if I say so myself...


2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/4 cups white sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp fresh lemon peel, grated
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup homemade unsalted butter, softened
1 cup homemade lemon yogurt
3 eggs

PREHEAT oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a tube pan and set aside.

Sift the dry ingredients together and place in a large bowl. Beat the eggs, shortening and butter; until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix well. Now add the lemon yogurt and beat for 3 minutes.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or when a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Poke a few holes in the cake with a toothpick or knife.

Juice of 1 lemon
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp fresh lemon zest

Mix the lemon juice with the powdered sugar and drizzle over warm pound cake. Sprinkle with lemon zest.

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Homemade Cream Cheese Poundcake Recipe

Here's another pound cake recipe with a twist. Buttery, rich dense and almost velvety are a few words that come to mind when I eat this homemade cream cheese pound cake.

You must make this cake 1 day before serving. This cake freezes well and is so easy to make.


1 pkg cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
3 cups flour, sifted
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBS pure vanilla extract

PREHEAT oven to 300 degrees (nothing higher) and grease a tube or bundt pan.

Cream the first 3 ingredients together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, and mix well after each addition. SLOWLY add the flour and vanilla and mix well. Bake for approximately 1-1/2 hours. Moist and scrumptious homemade pound cake recipe.

Tropical Pound Cake Recipe

This homemade pound cake recipe is kind of a twist on a five-flavor cake. Please customize it to suit your taste - just use a few or many of your favorite flavor combinations. For the best flavor, (very important step) make this cake two days before you plan to serve it. More homemade cake recipes at the bottom of the page...


3 cups flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of salt
1 cup homemade unsalted butter
1/2 cup shortening
5 eggs, beaten
2-1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup milk
2 tsp pure mango extract
2 tsp pure rum extract

1 teaspoon each of the following extracts:

homemade pure vanilla extract
pure butter extract
pure rum extract
pure lemon extract
pure almond extract
pure pineapple extract

Invisible Icing
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water (you may use milk for more consistency)
2 tsp pure mango extract
1 tsp pure rum extract
1/2 tsp pure coconut extract
1/2 tsp pure pineapple extract

To make the icing, just pour water and white sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; stirring constantly. Add the extracts, stir well and drizzle over the cake, making sure it soaks in before adding more spoonfuls.

PREHEAT the oven to 325 degrees and you will need a greased tube or bundt pan.

In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together, and set aside for now.

In another bowl, pour in the milk and add the extracts to flavor the milk and set aside.

Now in a mixing bowl, cream the butter and shortening together. Add the sugar and beat well. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition.

Now alternate adding the flour mixture and the flavored milk, making certain you beat well and end with the flour mixture.

Pour into your prepared pan and bake for approximately 1-1/2 hours, testing with a toothpick until it is clean.

I normally drizzle the cake with half of the icing right after it comes out of the oven. I let it sit in the pan for 10 minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack, and then drizzling with the rest of the glaze. Enjoy this homemade pound cake recipe.

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