5 Recipes to Celebrate Pound Cake Day

Ah, the pound cake--that noble Southern dessert. Is there anything better than a slice of pound cake? (The answer might be no.)

March 4th is National Pound Cake Day and we've gathered five recipes to help you celebrate accordingly. They range from the classic Southern pound cake to whimsical twists on one of our favorite desserts. Go ahead, we give you permission to make them all. Just promise us you won't be mad if you get a stomach-ache!

(image: Dana Vetter)

5 Recipes to Celebrate Pound Cake Day

1. Classic Sour Cream Pound Cake (The Kitchn)

New to pound cake? Start here. For those us of us who weren't born into the tradition, The Kitchn has boiled down the basics of the classic treat. No one will ever know you didn't know how to make one! 

2. Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake (Bon Appetit)

Even those who claim to hate coconut in desserts will fall for this deeply rich, flavorful and aromatic chocolate pound cake.

3. Vanilla Sparkling Wine Pound Cake (Better Homes & Gardens)

The effervescence provided by the carbonated bubbles in the sparkling wine adds a lightness to what otherwise could be a very dense cake! Yummers.

4. Nutella Swirl Pound Cake (Food & Wine)

Nutella. 'nough said.

5. Mini Apple Cider Pound Cakes (Southern Living)

Southern Living, naturally, is the mecca of pound cake recipes. We're especially fond of this mini-version--these apple cider mini pound cakes are wonderful to make as hostess/teacher gifts.. or just clever portion control!

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