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Best Ever Honey Vanilla Pound Cake

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I’ve been looking at a lot of pound cake recipes lately and they all seem to be the same, kind of like dump cakes. Just dump in the ingredients, beat the batter  and bake. Nothing special here, move along!  But this Honey Vanilla Pound Cake recipe, I found in  a 2007 issue of Country Living, and I instantly KNEW I had to make it!

 I love pound cake. From my mother’s classic million dollar  pound cake baked in a tube, to my Aunt Bette’s  Secret Recipe for Chocolate Pound Cake (I’ve never found a recipe that tastes like hers and she’s not giving it up!) ,  pound cake has been a family favorite for years.  I like it because it’s not too sweet, has a good firm texture and you don’t HAVE to frost it. Its delicious just like it is with coffee, or with a strawberry topping and whipped cream. And baking one, is like a big hug!

Because I’m using honey almost exclusively for sweetener these days, plus the natural properties of honey for digestion and more, it seemed a perfect fit. I used Organic Clover Honey, though if I had any Orange Blossom Honey I would have used that instead and added some orange peel to the recipe. I absolutely vote this recipe as the Best Ever Pound Cake,  it only took about 10 minutes to whip together and about an hour on the center rack of the oven. Just waiting for it to cook was sheer torture, the smell of honey and vanilla filled the kitchen!


Honey Vanilla Poundcake

Honey Vanilla Poundcake
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4.5 from 2 votes

Honey Vanilla Poundcake

The sweet floral flavor of Organic Clover Honey adds an extra special touch to an ordinary pound cake!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Debbie


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 1/3 cup Organic Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Organic Clover Honey
  • 5 large Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon. Salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Lightly butter a 6-cup loaf pan.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside
  • Beat the butter, sugar, and honey together using a mixer set on high until very light and fluffy--about 3 minutes.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt mixture and beat until smooth.
  • Spoon into the prepared pan and bake until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean--about 1 hour.
  • Cool 15 minutes before unmolding


Adapted from Country Living 2007 Honey Pound Cake


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  1. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says

    I could never figure out why a person wouldn’t want to share a recipe unless they were selling the item. I’d love to try Bette’s cake.

    In the meantime I’m going to enjoy this honey vanilla pound cake.

    • Debbie says

      My Aunt Bette is one of a kind. Most of the mechanics of baking I learned from her. But that chocolate pound cake, even now at an advanced age, she will not share! (there’s a recipe card somewhere tho)

  2. Emily says

    I love baking cakes! My favourite at the moment is a classic sponge cake, although Madeira is good too! This looks yummy! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  3. Jebbica says

    Oh my, that looks soooo good! I lovelovelove pound cake. Is there any way that’s healthy? No? Do you mind if I just lick the screen? Thanks for stopping by my party!

  4. Becca says

    Mmmm this sounds & looks yummy! Am definitely going to have to try this. Not good for my post-baby diet though! ;-) Thanks for sharing!

    X Becca #binkylinky

    • Debbie says

      never heard of a pound cake? I was sure another down under friend said something about making! Anyway, thanks for stopping in!

  5. Morna says

    I’ve never made a pound cake before! I like the sound of it though! Will definitely give this one a try! #weekendbloghop

  6. Nige Higgins says

    Looks yummy I only eat cake don’t make them lol thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

  7. Debra says

    I love pound cake, and with this being fresh strawberry season. I’ve just gotta make this cake. The picture is even mouth-watering :)