Monday, October 26, 2009

Angel's Pound Cake

One of my favorite cakes is pound cake. Growing up, I have some fond memories of birthday cakes from the local bakery that were pound cakes. There's a bakery in Philly that makes the absolute best pound cake. You can buy it as a birthday cake, wedding cake, even in loaves. All with their signature sugary icing. Mmmmm!

As an alternative to the pound cake from the bakery, Mom would often buy Sara Lee pound cakes from the freezer section of the grocery store. A favorite treat was sliced strawberries with vanilla pudding on top of a slice of Sara Lee pound cake. Mmmmm!

As an adult, I was introduced to homemade pound cakes. One of the ladies I worked with would often bring in a cake to share with us. What a great treat for a Monday morning! Seriously, I remember being on the bus on my way to work on a Monday morning, thinking to myself: "I really hope Angel brings in a pound cake today!" Angel enjoyed to cook and brought in all sorts of treats for us, but the one that sticks out in my mind the most is her pound cake.

Even after she left to move to another state, we still had her pound cake. She gave us all the recipe and occasionally someone would make it and bring it into work. No matter who made it, we still always called it Angel's Pound Cake.

Angel's Pound Cake

  • 2 sticks margarine, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups flour


  • Cream margarine, butter, cream cheese and sugar together, well.
  • Add flavoring. Blend well.
  • Add eggs one at a time with 1/2 cup flour with each egg, beating well with each addition.
  • Pour batter into prepared (greased and floured) tube or loaf pans.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.


  • Do not preheat oven.
  • To make a marble cake, reserve one cup of batter. Add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa. Mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto the batter in the pan and swirl with knife.
  • Angel also baked these pound cakes in coffee cans. Perfect size cake for a small group!

This cake is great when topped with this frosting:

Fantastic Frosting


  • 1 small box instant pudding (any flavor)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 8 oz. cool whip


  • mix ingredients well and frost cake

I'll be sharing this recipe with the following carnivals:

Be sure to check them out for great recipes!

Also, in addition to hosting Tuesdays at the Table, Cole is having another giveaway this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Click here to read more about it and don't forget to enter!


  1. This first time I made Angel Food cake it look like a flat tire. I got it the second time.. I may have to try this...

  2. I enjoy a good pound cake too! And what a great frosting recipe!

  3. This sounds scrumptious!! :D I love pound cake!!

  4. I really enjoy pound cake (said as someone who would choose pie over cake everyday of the week). This recipe looks great! I'll give it a try soon :)


  5. I like a GREAT!!! pound cake recipe.

  6. Thanks for the recipes and tips!! Love that pound cake with cream cheese!!! Woo hoo!

  7. I haven't had pound cake in forever! Now I'm hungry for it and it's your fault! :-)

    Thanks for sharing, and for mentioning my giveaway. You are AWESOME!

  8. Hey, Amy! Thanks for stopping by! Just to be clear, this isn't a recipe for Angel Food Cake...I've never made one of those before. It's for pound cake. But give it a try! It's really yummy!

    Lisa and Sherry, it's a really great cake! The frosting is great too! Especially if you sneak a spoonful before frosting the cake! Shhhh! Don't tell!

    Mrs. P, I'm a cake over pie type person. I guess I never found a pie that I like as much as a good chocolate cake! LOL! If you try this recipe, be sure to let me know how you like it!

    Geri, as always, thanks for stopping by!

    Lisa, not a healthy thing about this cake with all that cream cheese and butter! Gotta love it, right??!!! YUM!

    Cole, sorry for causing a pound cake craving! Do me a favor? If you make one, send a slice my way! Thanks! ;)