Pound cakes comes in many varieties

Teresa from Jennings likes to make her Chocolate Pound Cake when she needs a delicious dessert that serves lots of people.

Nancy from Caro sent in her unique recipe for German Gold Pound Cake.

Cheryl from Marshall says she's shared her recipe for Walnut Spice Pound Cake with many of her friends and family.

Here are their recipes:


3 c sugar

1 c (2 sticks) butter, softened

1/2 c shortening

5 eggs

3 c cake flour

4 T cocoa

1/2 t salt

1/2 t baking powder

1 c milk

1 T vanilla

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan. In a large bowl, cream sugar with butter and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. In a separate bowl, mix together cake flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternating with milk. Add vanilla and blend well. Pour or spoon batter evenly into tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Test with a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake for doneness. Serves 16 to 20.


2 c sugar

1 c butter, softened

3 1/2 c cake flour

1 c milk

6 egg yolks

1 1/2 t baking powder

2 t vanilla

1/8 t salt

DIRECTIONS: Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan, or two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Measure sugar and butter into a large bowl. With an electric mixer on high speed, beat until light and fluffy. Add cake flour, milk, egg yolks, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Beat on low speed until well mixed. Increase mixer speed to high and beat an additional 4 minutes. Pour batter into pan. For tube pan, bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. For loaf pans bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center will come out clean when cake is done. Remove from pans and cool.


3 c flour

1/2 t baking powder

1/2 t baking soda

1/4 t salt

2 t cinnamon

1 t ground cloves

1 c softened butter

2 c sugar

4 eggs

1 t vanilla

1 c buttermilk

1 c finely chopped walnuts

DIRECTIONS: Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves into a bowl. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar using an electric mixer on medium speed. Beat until light. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. On low speed, beat in one-fourth of the flour mixture with one-third of the butter milk. Repeat, ending with the flour mixture. Beat only until combined. Stir in walnuts by hand. Turn batter out into the tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 65 minutes, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes before removing.

From a reader:

Dear Lynn,

I love broccoli, but no one else in my family does. Does anyone have some tasty broccoli recipes that might change their minds?

Melinda from Clinton

Stop by Lynn's blog, Lynn's Musings From a Deep Well at www.lseckerle.wordpress.com. Send recipes and requests to The Recipe Exchange at lynneckerle@gmail.com.

Pound cakes are popular and can come in many different varieties.
Pound cakes are popular and can come in many different varieties.
Lynn Eckerle
Lynn Eckerle

This article originally appeared on Hillsdale Daily News: Lifestyles