Best 5 Flavor Pound Cake Recipe has a wonderful 5 Flavor Butter Glaze. It’s flavorful, soft textured, moist, and finished with 5 Flavor Butter Glaze. It’s a simple Southern dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.
First of all, baking this cake will make your house smell amazing!! I mean, not just amazing, but A M A Z I N G!!!!!
Is there really anything better than the crusty top of a pound cake? Seriously. Divine!
I have many Pound Cake recipes, here are some of them Whipping Cream Pound Cake Recipe, Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Sour Cream Pound Cake, Greek Yogurt Pound Cake, Chocolate Pound Cake, Blue Ribbon Pound Cake and the list goes on and on.
BEST 5 FLAVOR POUND CAKE RECIPE
Astonishingly, I’ve had over 40 pound cake recipes on my site and just now adding this delectable classic to the list! The Sour Cream Pound Cake was the first pound cake I ever made when I was a teenager. Furthermore, I was obsessed with pound cakes from that time on. A neighbor of ours always brought us this Five Flavor Pound Cake at Christmas. After she gave me the recipe, I really thought I was doing something grand making a cake that had FIVE different flavors in it!
This buttery cake is great with fresh fruit, fruit sauce, cool whip, caramel, chocolate, or plain. It’s very versatile; this is one reason I like it for potlucks and parties. You can serve a Pound Cake Bar with various toppings and everyone will be happy!
It is pretty special!
Most pound cake names are after the dairy product that’s in them. Sour Cream, Cream Cheese, Buttermilk, Whipping Cream, Melted Ice Cream…. However, this cake is named after the five flavor extracts in it.
PRO TIPS for BEST 5 FLAVOR POUND CAKE RECIPE
First, if you don’t have one of the flavor extracts, simply double up on one of the other ones. Additionally, sub 1 teaspoon of rum extract in this recipe with 2 tablespoons of rum liquor.
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Also of note, you may want to review How to Bake the Perfect Pound Cake.
HOW DO YOU STORE LEFTOVER POUND CAKE
I recommend storing leftover pound cake on the counter at room temperature in an airtight container. Therefore, I wrap it in plastic wrap or cut it into slices and keep it in a covered cake plate. Furthermore, it will last anywhere from 3 to 4 days at room temperature or 5 to 7 days in the refrigerator.
CAN I FREEZE POUND CAKE?
You can freeze a pound cake with great success. Wrap it up tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and store it in the freezer for 4 to 6 months.
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Best 5 Flavor Pound Cake with 5 Flavor Butter Glaze
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- 1 cup butter at room temperature, no substitutions
- ½ cup solid vegetable shortening
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs at room temperature
- 3 cup all-purpose flour sifted then measured correctly
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 teaspoon rum extract
- 1 teaspoon butter extract
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup butter not margarine
- ½ teaspoon each vanilla extract, almond extract, coconut extract, rum extract, & butter extract
- 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat oven to 325° F. (If you haven't calibrated your oven recently, I recommend you calibrate your oven once a year. For info read: How to Calibrate your Oven.)
- Coat a 10-inch tube pan or bundt pan with solid vegetable shortening and sugar or Wilton cake release spray.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. Stop mixer and scrape sides. Mix again.
- Add eggs one at a time beating each one in before adding the next. Stop mixer and scrape sides. Mix again.
- Next, stir the extracts into the milk. Then combine the salt and baking powder with the flour. Alternately add the flour mixture and the milk mixture to the creamed sugar mixture beginning and ending with the flour. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides. Mix until well combined.
- Pour batter into your prepared pan. Smooth the top.
- Bake at 325°F for 75 to 85 minutes or until done.
- Carefully insert a cake tester into the center of the cake. The cake is done when dry crumbs or no crumbs stick to the pick. As well, the internal temperature of the cake will be 200°F when fully cooked.
- During the last 5 minutes of baking, make the glaze. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the sugar, butter, and water. Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat, and simmer for three minutes, whisking about every 30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat source and whisk in the extracts.
- When the cake is done cooking, remove from the oven and use a long skewer to poke holes all over the cake while it is still in the pan. Next, use a butter knife to loosen the cake around the edges of the pan as well as the center hole. Carefully pour the hot glaze over the cake allowing the glaze to seep into the cake. Allow the cake to set 10 to 15 minutes to soak in the glaze.
- Once all of the glaze has been absorbed, loosen the edges and center of the cake again using a butter knife. Flip cake over onto a cake platter.
- Store in an airtight cake taker either on the counter or the refrigerator. It will stay fresh on the counter 3 to 4 days and in the refrigerator 5 to 7 days. See notes above for freezing.
Been making this for years. Definitely a family favorite!
I use Hazelnut Rum as one of my flavors. OMG, talk about goodness! My family topped their slice with strawberries & whipped cream. Magnificent!!!
I’ve baked this cake twice and my family loved it both times. I love it!!!!!
Could I use only 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar for a less sweetened cake ? Or how would I do that without messing up the composition & rise of the cake?
I haven’t tested it but found this information. A pound cake will fall under the ‘creamed cakes’ category. https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2017/04/26/reduce-sugar-in-cake
First time making this recipe and it was AMAZING!!! Everyone raves about this cake! So moist and delicious. One of my favorite cakes I have ever made!
I ate crumbs that had cooked over! Oh my!!!!!! Absolutely scrumptious.
I’m not a big base but a front of mine gave me a 5-flavor pound cake recipe using cake flour instead of self rising flour. Do you recommed? I like the texture and the crispiness on top of the car when finished. Can I use it with your pound cake recipes?
You can use cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. I would not use self-rising flour in a pound cake. The top should be crusty with cake flour.
Marian Deinbo says
We love this cake. It is truly delicious. What is the easiest way to reduce the servings otherwise we eat a lot of cake. I usually use a 16 cup tube pan. What would be suitable pan if I reduce the recipe?
Do u put all those extracts in or just one
Sandra Hoopes says
I had to come back and give this a 5 Star rating! LOVE the flavors!
Great recipe, I love the hint of tropical flavors! Yum!
Angela Anthony says
Let me tell you this cake came out deliciously moist and yummy !
Can I use extra large eggs instead of large eggs? Also I don’t have a bowl to my hand mixer, can I use a large glass bowl?
Yes, here a egg size substitution chart. https://www.incredibleegg.org/recipes/egg-tips-tricks/egg-sizes-equivalents-and-substitutions/ Any bowl will work… well, it needs to be a large bowl.
Your recipes look so delicious
Thank you so much!!
This is an excellent cake as I have been making almost same recipe for years. It is so delicious!!
Can I substitute 1/2 cup of butter for 1/2 shortening and not change texture, taste or moisture?
Yes, you can