A great use of leftover egg yolks, Twelve Yolk Pound Cake, is golden and buttery. A great basic cake that's not overly sweet. Serve this with a good vanilla ice cream and rich caramel sauce.

Twelve Yolk Pound Cake

Versatile and delicious, Twelve Yolk Pound Cake has it all. This cake is also a great way to use leftover egg yolks. A great basic cake that's not overly sweet. Serve this with a good vanilla ice cream and rich caramel sauce.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword cake, dessert, eggs, pound cake recipe, sponge cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 slices
Calories 224kcal
Author Paul


  • 12 large egg yolks room temp
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 and ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 cup cold water


  • Prepare a 10-inch (12 cup) tube pan or 12 cup bundt pan with non-stick spray.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks until very fluffy and thick.
  • Gradually beat in sugar and beat 2 minutes on high speed, stopping to scrape the bowl.
  • Reduce speed to low and add vanilla, lemon, and cold water.
  • Gradually, but quickly add sifted flour mixture while beating on low, scrape bowl.
  • Beat only long enough to blend, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown or when pick inserted in thickest portion of the cake comes out clean or with dry crumbs.
  • Cool cake for 15 minutes on wire rack before removing from the pan. Loosen sides of cake from pan with a spatula, then remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container 4 days or on countertop or 1 week in the refrigerator.


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Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg