Summer’s Best Pound Cake Recipes

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Summer’s Best Pound Cake Recipes

By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Southern pound cakes are rich in tradition. Paula, like most Southern families, has a pound cake recipe from her Grandmother Paul that has been handed down from generation to generation. Her memories of summer picnics always included Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake served in one form or another –buttered and toasted on the grill, cut and layered in a fancy trifle dish or sliced and served alongside a big bowl of sliced Georgia peaches steeped in a little sugar!

Sinfully buttery and oh-so-moist, a pound cake is the perfect base for summer’s bounty of fresh fruits, berries and even herbs. Try one of Paula’s favorite pound cake recipes below and let us know how you top your pound cake!

Summer’s Best Pound Cake Recipes:
Never Fail Pound Cake
Sour Cream Pound Cake
Southwest Georgia Pound Cake
Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake
Maryann’s Chocolate Pound Cake
The Perfect Pound Cake
Grilled Pineapple Pound Cake a la Mode
Mama’s Pound Cake
White Chocolate Lemon Trifle

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By Vicky on December 29, 2013


Love Ya Paula Deen!!. I truly love pound cake so I'm going to back each one you have posted. I'm trying to find my own traditional recipe. Keep up the fantastic work that you do and please know that your my NO#1 Country Girl..

By ROBIN WILLIAMS on September 13, 2013


Paula, I've been enjoying making your dessert recipes for the past 4 years. Especially the cakes. Each one I've made has always turned out. The texture and flavor are fantastic. I get a lot of compliments on them. I have become an avid baker because of your recipes. Whenever I want something new I always go to your website. I am never disappointed! Plant some flours, add a sprinkle of sugar, a shower of buttermilk, and fertilize with the extracts! Add a light dusting of cocoa and keep in a dark warm place for about 35-50 minutes. See how it blossoms! You are a wonderful woman through and through, so keep doing what you're doing and don't let anyone bring you down!

By Colleen on August 08, 2013


paula u will always be my girl.keep doing your thing-bringing us the best cooking recipes the way we grew up eating......all that butter! this too shall im a black girl and I am behind you sister!

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I am a southern girl from Montgomery, Alabama and one day soon I plan on returning to the south but to Savannah to buy a home. I'v always loved the south and haven't been to Savannah sinch I was lil girl, oh yea I was in Hinesville when I was in the military. I'm a veteran now. I love Paula Deen and her boys. Respectfully Written Jau'nice

By Jau'nice Gooden on April 14, 2013


Paula, I have been watching your show since your kitchen was no bigger than a closet. I was very sorry to hear about your diabetes but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop watching your shows or cooking your recipes. I am having a hard time understanding why so many people have turned against you. If the public cannot differentiate between eating in moderation and soaking themselves in butter, that is their problem, not yours. You cook with the excellence from grandmothers past, before supplements, preservatives and gluten concerns. My Grandmother lived to be 86 and ate everything fried! I personally don't feel you are to blame for the nations obesity problem. I think the blame lies in the people who add the "crap" to our foods. A cake mix, pudding in cups,should not last 2 years! The only things that are better with age are wine and cheese. Keep doing what you do best, Paula. Don't let anyone change who you are. Thank you for being you, Jan Wilborn Bethany, Oklahoma

By Jan Wilborn on January 25, 2012


Paula, I am truly one of your biggest fans!!! I watch your show almost everyday. One of my dreams is to meet you along with a few other Stars from Food Network. I am a Lumbee Native from Robeson County and we love Country Food. I have tried several of your recipes but my favorite are your desserts. My family fell in love with your Aunt Peggy's Cheesecake with the Praline Topping that I made for them. Looking forward to visiting your restaurant in Cherokee next week. Just hate that I'm going to miss seeing you the following week. Sincerely, Ashley!

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Looking for polk salad recipe and also a gingercake recipe. I watch you on any show that you are one. You are a great lady and would be so fun to have a friend - you make me laugh.Maureen Galvin

By Maureen Galvin on August 03, 2011


Hey Janette Suber! We would LOVE to taste your grandmother's Coconut Pound Cake! Can you share your recipe here with us?

By Libbie Summers, Senior Food Editor for Paula Deen on July 27, 2011


I love to watch your cooking show on tv most of all I like it when you and your son Bobbie are cooking togeather in the kitchen. All your food look so good. You are such a sweet lady. Would love to have a picture of you and your son Bobbie. You take care happy cooking to you and your son Bobbie. Best wishes always. By Mary Rotruck on July 23,2011

By Mary Rotruck on July 23, 2011


Dear Paula, I was just reading over some of your pound cake recipes and while all of them sound absolutely delish, none can compare to my Grandmother's Coconut Pound Cake, no offense meant towards yours, but....My grandma had a talent when it came to making pound cakes. If you would like to try my grandmothers recipe I would be more than honored to give it to you, it will melt in your mouth and it is so light and flavorful. Sincerely, Janette (A Georgia born, Military raised, Southwest Georgia Roots and raising, True Blue at Heart Southwest Georgia Peach, Southern Belle!!!!!)

By Janette Suber on July 21, 2011


I made your recipe for sour cream poundcake and it was almost gone before the night was over! Yes sinfully it is, but oh my is it ever so good!!Rating more than the 5!

By Debbie Walters on July 21, 2011


i love your are very enjoyable person to watch on tv.we love ya....

By susan snyder on July 21, 2011

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