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Vanilla Bean Pound Cake

This is a recipe for a classic pound cake, using its namesake 1:1:1:1 ratio. Its flavor comes from the abundance of butter and real vanilla bean. This recipe makes a lot of batter, so you'll be able to make two loaves, or perhaps, 1 loaf and 1 bundt cake. Use one now, and wrap the other one tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for later use. More

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

My mom's brown sugar pound cake has a big fan base, myself included. I don't have a huge sweet tooth, and while I'll do a sliver of pecan pie or German chocolate cake, it's trusty old brown sugar pound cake that dominates my dessert plate at Thanksgiving. More

Yellow Vanilla Pound Cake

In her cookbook The Taste of Country Cooking, Edna Lewis says there was always pound cake on special summer occasions to eat with whatever berries and fruit were left over from canning and preserving. This cake is dense and delicious,... More

Sunday Brunch: Pound Cake

I know I'm going to get hammered by the nutrition police for advocating eating pound cake for brunch, but really, when you think about it, what's the difference between eating pound cake and eating pancakes or French toast or cereal?... More

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