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Banana Pound Cake

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Nancy Zimmerman
"I adapted a basic pound cake recipe from my great-aunt for this treat," says Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. "It makes a moist cake that pops out of the pan perfectly."
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Holiday Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping

Holiday Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping

Holiday Pound Cake with Strawberry Topping

We top off our Thanksgiving feast with this mellow, tender cake dressed up with a strawberry topping. Pound cake is a southern tradition, and I'm proud to say I've baked hundreds of them in 83 years. It's a pleasure to share my recipe. -Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Basic Chocolate Pound Cake

Basic Chocolate Pound Cake

Basic Chocolate Pound Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes to bake. A friend of mine gave me this recipe years ago. Somehow it just gets better each time you bake it!

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Cranberry-Orange Pound Cake

Meet the Cook: At the summer tourist resort in Ontario my husband and I operate, we prepare all the meals for our guests. So I'm always trying out new recipes. Some of my favorites are from my CW issues. We have two children, 22 and 18. -Sheree Swistun, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Lemon-Mint Pound Cake with Strawberries

Lemon-Mint Pound Cake with Strawberries

Lemon-Mint Pound Cake with Strawberries

Lemon and mint are two ingredients that shout summer to me. This twist on strawberry shortcake comes together like a charm and is great when you want to impress. —Nichole Jones, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Quarter of a Pound Cake

Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri downsizes everyone’s favorite pound cake without losing any of its sweet appeal!

Holiday Pound Cake

Holiday Pound Cake

Holiday Pound Cake

This cake is attractive and it tastes good, too. I'm always asked for the recipe. —Nancy Reichert, Thomasville, Georgia

Orange Date Pound Cake

Orange Date Pound Cake

Orange Date Pound Cake

Loaded with chewy dates and crunchy pecans, this cake is a "must" to take to family gatherings. The sweet and zesty orange sauce tops it off just right. This cake slices nicely and looks so appetizing served on a pretty plate.

Pastel Pound Cake

Pastel Pound Cake

Pastel Pound Cake

Mini tinted marshmallows create a marbled look in this Bundt-shaped pound cake from Jean Karolewicz of Elmwood Park, Illinois. It's sppecial enough to offer at a festive gathering or to slice up for a weekday snack.

Strawberry Pound Cake

Strawberry Pound Cake

Strawberry Pound Cake

"This beautiful bundt cake is my husband's favorite," relates Sue Wesson of Springhill, Louisiana. Sue adds chopped pecans and strawberries to the batter, and she brushes the cake right out of the oven with a sweet strawberry glaze. Any extra glaze can be served on the side.

Cranberry-Almond Pound Cake

Cranberry-Almond Pound Cake

Cranberry-Almond Pound Cake

When you want an extra-special dessert for the holidays, it’s hard to beat a seasonal homemade cake. I like to drizzle mine with a simple but elegant glaze flavored with amaretto. —Jackie Howell, Tucson, Arizona

Raisin Pound Cake

Raisin Pound Cake

Raisin Pound Cake

Yellow cake mix, applesauce and raisins make this moist pleasantly spiced loaf a no-fuss favorite of LuEllen Spaulding. "I turn to this recipe when unexpected guests drop by because I usually have the ingredients in the cupboard," writes the Caro, Michigan baker. For a special occasion, top slices with fresh fruit.
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