My Favorite Summer Pound Cakes

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate the season’s bounty with an amazing selection of summer pound cakes. And if you’re here…you know that we have pound cakes (also called bundt cakes) in spades.

These charming and elegant cakes are perfect for any occasion, from backyard barbecues to brunches, to adorable evening garden parties. Bursting with vibrant flavors and adorned with seasonal decorations, summer pound cakes are a true delight for the senses. Check out this collection of irresistible recipes that will elevate your summer gatherings to new heights.

Chai Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

The tangy brightness of lemons combined with the burst of fresh blueberries creates a harmonious blend of flavors in this Chai Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake. Enhanced with the flavor of chai (tea), this is one of the most special cakes I’ve ever created for Begin with Butter; it disappears so fast every time I make it. It’s moist and tender, and is the perfect accompaniment for a sunny summer afternoon. The lemon cardamom glaze drizzled over the cake adds a spicy sweetness to this special occasion cake and enhances its citrusy appeal. This one is a must-make!

Strawberry Pound Cake

Strawberry Pound Cake is a must-have during the summer. It’s beautiful, sinfully decadent, and yet delightfully sweet and charming. The huge strawberry flavor comes from freeze-dried strawberries, which means you can save the deep red, juicy, sweet strawberries from the farmer’s market for your belly (or an incredible garnish). She’s topped with a strawberry glaze that perfectly complements the luscious cake underneath.

Sweet Potato Pineapple Pound Cake

Y’all might be thinking that this is a fall cake and you would be wrong. This Sweet Potato Pineapple Pound Cake happened in a flash of inspiration earlier this year, and it’s been in very heavy rotation since then. Moist and fragrant, this cake as perfect for sandy beaches and swaying palm trees as it is for riding boots and changing leaves. A dazzling pineapple glaze finishes this pound cake, and it’s beyond dreamy.

Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake

Remember the nostalgic flavors of childhood (and all those skinned knees) with this delightful Orange Creamsicle Pound Cake. The combination of orange zest and creamy vanilla in the cake creates a cake that’s reminiscent of the beloved frozen treat. The creamy mascarpone glaze drizzled over the cake adds a luscious touch, and you can garnish with orange slices or zest to enhance its visual appeal even more. This cake, Friends, is the treat that reminds me most of my childhood summers.

Mommy’s Lemon Lime Soda Pound Cake

Mommy’s Lemon Lime Pound Cake

My Mommy made several kinds of pound cake when I was growing up. This Lemon Lime Soda Pound Cake, Friends, was my favorite of hers. It’s got the sweet and tangy bite from the lemon-lime soda (which also serves as its leavening), and the sweet glaze is a kids’ favorite! Enjoy this cake for any occasion: Sunday dinner, a garden party, or just because. I’d like to think that this one makes my Mommy really proud.

Very Vanilla Pound Cake

There is literally never a bad time for a Very Vanilla Pound Cake. Because this pound cake, Friends? THIS POUND CAKE? It has been a sensation on my site since it arrived, and with good reason. It is the perfect vehicle for any and all dessert toppings. Want to top it with The Best Strawberry Sauce? Bring it on. This cake loves it. Want to use a fresh peach compote or The Easiest Whipped Cream? This cake is literally the perfect canvas for any of those. Or-and hear me out here-you can eat it without any of those things and it will be utter vanilla perfection. This simple cake is ready for any summer culinary adventure. It just needs to be made.

Enjoy the Summer Pound Cakes of My Dreams…

You can find all of the pound cakes on the Begin with Butter site right here; any of these incredible cakes can really bring an element of elegance and luxury to your summer gatherings. With their intricate designs and irresistible flavors, these cakes embody the spirit of the season. From citrus-infused delights to tropical sensations and berry explosions, there’s a pound cake for every summer occasion. So, don your apron, gather the freshest ingredients, and embrace the warmth of the sun and the joy of shared moments as you savor each delectable slice. Happy baking!


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