Pound Cake for National Pound Cake Day

In honor of National Pound Cake day, I thought it was only fitting to post, um, Pound Cake! Duh!

My mom gave me this recipe after I bitched about my failed pound cake attempt a while ago.

Well this pound cake was FAR from a fail. It was moist and delicious. But don’t you dare put a glaze on top because it is plenty sweet enough. Next time I make it I might even decrease the sugar by just a tinsy tiny bit. I did however make some homemade vanilla bean whipped cream to make it cute since I already had the whipping cream out for the cake. I think she told me she got the recipe from an old Southern Living

Come on folks, whip you up one of these bad boys in honor of the Holiday!

1 cup butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs, room temp
3 cups sifted cake flour
1 cup whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla
Beat butter until creamy, gradually add sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well.
Add flour and whipping cream alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt cake and bake at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes.


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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Shame I didn’t know about Pound cake day! šŸ™ This one looks great and the whipped cream white “Christmas trees” are too cute!

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    Culinarywannabe says:

    Thanks for the heads up on the holiday! I love a good pound cake. And your little whipped cream towers are so cute!

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    Jennifer says:

    I had no idea of this holiday šŸ˜‰ I still must make a pound cake!! I love those whipped cream pieces of art!! You are so creative!

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    VeggieGirl says:


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    Not Another Omnivore says:

    I absolutley love that last picture! So pretty!

    I think I’m going to try to create a link to you, otherwise I’ll forget to inform my readers it’s National Pound Cake Day!


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    As always this looks fabulous… But Les… uhm, your not cheating on Chocolate with VANILLA BEAN Are YOU????
    tsk tsk tsk… for shame

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    I didn’t know about pound cake day, I am out of the loop! Glad you celebrated with such a gorgeous cake!

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    What a beautiful pound cake!

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    Looks good send me some! I didn’t realize it was pound cake day. it’s pretty funny that we have all these “crazy” days! šŸ™‚

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    Nothing wrong with a brand new holiday!

    This recipe looks perfect–easy, not that many steps and it definitely looks delicious. Thanks for sharing!

    Casual Kitchen

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    Bridgett says:

    I like a day dedicated to cake, who can beat that? Does that mean you can eat nothing but cake all day?? It is hard to find a good recipe for pound cake that is moist, so it looks like you got lucky! Love the little vanilla bean cream trees, they are darling. Nice camera work, by the way šŸ˜‰

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    Peter M says:

    It was pound cake day and I missed it? I guess that gives me an excuse to drop by for coffee and cake!

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    How do you stay so trim with such goodies in your house? The whipped cream looks fabulous!

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    Now this sounds like the perfect holiday to celebrate! This pound cake looks deliciously moist and dense. I could definitely pack on a few pounds polishing off this cake–I mean, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from devouring it. Whipping cream makes the BEST poundcakes (I, too, have figured this out after much failure with the “regular” recipes…Bakewise by Shirley Corriher has a great whipping cream poundcake recipe!)

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    Donna-FFW says:

    Wish I knew it was pound cake day!! Yours looks awesome, moist, delicious. Id love to top that off with choc syrup and ice cream, slob that is me!

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    oneordinaryday says:

    No one told me there was a National Pound Cake Day!
    What a tasty thing to celebrate. Your cake looks great.

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    Alyssa Goodnight says:

    Yum! And the vanilla bean whipped cream sounds tasty too!

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    The Duo Dishes says:

    Plain unadulterated pound cake is delicious. A little ice cream on the side wouldn’t hurt either!

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    What a beautiful poundcake – I love the whipped cream towers. Great photos.

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    Who ever thought there would be a National Poundcake Day. Who thinks of these things!?

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    RecipeGirl says:

    Whipping cream in a pound cake, huh? Sounds great!!

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    Whoa!!! Spooky music playing in my head. I make pound cake, posted at the same time as you. I had no idea. Alfred Hitchcock where are you.
    We are like telepathy sisters.
    Nice cake by the way, you can never go wrong with cream. Never.

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    This looks wonderful, I am bookmarking it. My husband loves pound cake and I have yet to make one!

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    Pound cake is the best, and I’m so glad you posted this. I love serving it toasted alongside some caramelized bananas, ice cream, and some grated chocolate. Too good. Thanks Leslie!

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Leslie that looks awesome! I love pound cakes yours turned out perfect.

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    This pound cake looks SO good … can I have a piece?? ; )

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    William Wilson aka William "the Clothier" says:

    I never even knew there was a national pound cake day. Lol. WOW!

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    noble pig says:

    Why didn’t I know? This is awesome. I love a good pound cake.

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    The Food Hunter says:

    I just love pound cake.

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    Shari@Whisk: a food blog says:

    I love pound cake, and now I know which day is Pound cake day! I’m flagging this recipe.

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    MaryBeth says:

    Gorgeous presentation… You did a fabulous job.

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    wow… it does look moist and yum… perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream,with your favorite fruits on top, and a dollop of whipped cream… šŸ™‚

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    You put your pound cake in a bundt pan? Cute! I love pound cake. This post makes me want to get me some pound at the bakery!

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    I love me some pound cake! And that whipped cream looks perfect for it! šŸ˜‰

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    This looks so good! On my office’s website they actually put up a picture of a pound cake for pound cake day

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    LOL national pound cake day? You crack me up. I would totally celebrate it too. How did you know? I wonder if there is a national choco & pb cup day?

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    I just spent awhile looking at your wonderful website! You have some great recipes and pictures on here šŸ™‚

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    Katrina says:

    Wow! Looks great. Love the cream trees!

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    Coleen's Recipes says:

    Beautiful photography!!! I’m going to try the pound cake recipe tomorrow. Thanks

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    ooooh this is beautiful. u got the texture of the pound cake down to a tee..looks so yummy!! x

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    That pound cake looks good!

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    Heather says:

    there’s a national poundcake day?! i had no idea! this sounds amazingly delicious – and a wonderful way to celebrate šŸ™‚

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    Michelle says:

    Thank you so much for going back and putting labels on your recipes! It is so much easier to find them now!!
    Thanks for posting on my blog to let me know too!
    P.S. I have a cream cheese pound cake recipe on my blog that is sooooo good!

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    JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    Pound cake is one of my favorites! This looks great!

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    I haven’t had pound cake in such a long time. This one looks so yummy!

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    Zesty Cook says:

    oh wow! I am loving this šŸ™‚

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    Just wanted to let you know that I love your site. I’m sure you have received many, but I left you an award on my site.

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    Femin Susan says:

    my tongue’s keeping on watering.I guess unless I make it I am sure it is not going to stop watering.

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    i love pound cake.. esp. when toasted!

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    That looks like the perfect cake! The crumb looks just the right balance between light and dense and moist.

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Hi Leslie, I have the pound cake in the oven as I type. I took your advice and decreased the sugar by 1/2 cup. That batter is to die for I cant stop eating it. I had some whipping cream that needed to used. So a pound cake and chicken tetrazzini tonight. Both use whipping cream. Keeping my fingers crossed the cake turns out.

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Leslie this is definitely pee your pants good. I cant wait to post it on Mommy's Kitchen. I was photographing this cake like it was my kid LOL.