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Tips for Baking a Perfect Pound Cake

Buttermilk Pound Cake with Custard Sauce - Photo: Jennifer Davick
Buttermilk Pound Cake with Custard Sauce Photo: Jennifer Davick

Nothing beats the rich, buttery flavor of a homemade pound cake. Learn to bake pound cakes like a pro with these tips and tricks.

Originally made with a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour, creative cooks have, over time, come up with countless variations, such as replacing a portion of the butter with cream cheese or a few of the eggs with sour cream and leavening.

The most extraordinary thing about these pound cakes is how easy they are to prepare. You can bake them days ahead of time and store them in the pantry, or place them in large zip-top freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to two months.

Pound Cake Tips from the Pros

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