Southern Flavors Pound Cake

| December 8, 2014 | 103 Comments

Southern Flavors Pound Cake recipe, as seen on Taste of Southern.
Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this five flavored pound cake. We developed this cake for Southern Flavoring Company of  Bedford, Virginia, makers of Happy Home Flavorings. Southern Flavoring Company has been the “secret ingredient” in cakes, pies and all types of desserts since 1929. We’re using five of our favorite flavors for a truly delicious and moist pound cake. Mama used Happy Home Flavoring for years, chances are your mom did too. Printable recipe included.


Southern Flavoring, slider.
Southern Flavors Pound Cake Recipe

One of the first companies to reach out to Taste of Southern after we started posting our recipes online, was the Southern Flavoring Company from over in Bedford, Virginia. I was pretty excited when they offered to send me some of their special flavorings to use in my recipes. I was excited that a company had taken note of what we were doing, and excited because I had know of the Happy Home brand of flavorings for many years. Mama used them all the time. What better recommendation can I give them than that?

John Messier sent me a variety of their flavorings, AND he receives our weekly Free Newsletters. As a matter of fact, John has been receiving our Newsletters since December 28, 2012 which just happens to be one month after I first started offering them. How cool is that? Thank You John for your support throughout the years.

I’ve never met John personally, but we’ve traded a good number of Emails. He’s offered to give me the grand tour of the Southern Flavoring Company whenever we get up that way, and I hope to take him up on that offer one day.

A couple of weeks ago, I ordered the five bottles of flavoring you’ll see in the photos below. It was my intention to give them away, and maybe surprise John with a little promotion for his company through Taste of Southern. I placed the order, then I got an Email from John. He told me that he was shipping the flavorings out to me – free of charge – for the giveaway. So much for trying to slip it by him. Thank you again John.

So, having said that, let me give you a little background on my Happy Home Flavoring relationship.

As I said, Mama used these flavorings in her cakes, pies, and cookies when I was a youngster. About twice a year, the little church we attended would offer these flavorings for sale as a fundraiser. Vanilla and Lemon were the two I remember Mama always getting. She kept them in her cabinet for about as long as I can remember.

Southern Flavoring has offered their products to churches and other groups as fundraisers for umpteen years. They also offer 2 year pocket calendars, cards, seasonings, bbq sauces and rubs, extracts, kitchen tools and more. You just need to visit their website and take a look around.

I know I read this somewhere, and I hope I’ve got it right. Southern Flavoring produced an alcohol free Vanilla Flavoring for the churches, since many wouldn’t sell the Vanilla Extracts that are made with alcohol in them. I know that would have been the case at the church I grew up in.

A church had just organized in our little town many years back, and the first pastor assigned to it, later turned out to be my father-in-law. I was 12 and his daughter was 9 when we first met… outside the front door of that same church.

Future father-in-law was eager to start building a church in the community, and I remember we had lots of plate sales, hot dog sales, and all types of things to help raise money. He struggled hard, working full time at another job and trying to pastor the church, to keep that congregation growing.

Years later, my wife would tell me that her father would put a dollar bill in the bottom of the box of flavorings, calendars, or other items that he had her going around the community to try and sell. When she sold all that she had, she got to keep the dollar bill. Mama was usually her first customer as “Sister Gordon” was one of her favorites. I think it was just because she was MY mother, but hey, we’ll save that for later. See, we go way back with the Happy Home brand.

John also contacted me a few months back about coming up with a recipe for his Fall Catalog. I was honored he would even ask, and accepted the challenge. That’s how this Southern Flavors Pound Cake came about. The recipe has been posted on his website for months, and I wanted to do the full step-by-step recipe for you here.

So, you’re probably wondering what a cake with FIVE different flavorings actually ends up tasting like. You’ll have to read on to find that out. I’ll tell you what it reminds me of at the bottom of the post.

We’re also going to give you the opportunity to WIN your very own collection of the five flavors that we’ve used in this recipe… thanks to John and the Southern Flavoring Company. You’ll see how to enter just below.

I do hope you’ll try our Southern Flavors Pound Cake recipe. If you’re ready to get started, let’s get everything together and get in the kitchen. In other words… Let’s Get Cooking!


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, ingredients.
Southern Flavors Pound Cake: You’ll need these ingredients.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, five of our favorite flavors.
We certainly hope you’ll use these Happy Home Flavorings to make our special pound cake.

Don’t have them? We’re giving away all five (7 ounce) bottles of the flavorings pictured here. We’ll send one lucky reader the very bottles we used to take our photo’s with. No, I didn’t open them, we’ve already got these Happy Home Flavorings and more, in our kitchen. They may have a little flour on the outside though. (Smile)

Southern Flavoring Company has graciously given these to us for the giveaway. Just answer this simple question and you’ll be entered to win.

Question: What’s your favorite cake for dessert?

This giveaway ended at midnight – December 14, 2014.

Happy Home flavorings, and more,  can be ordered online direct from their website at:


Flavoring Winner
Thank You to everyone that entered our giveaway. Thank You also to everyone at Southern Flavoring Company for making this giveaway possible. It was fun to see all the different cakes that everyone enjoys.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, measure the flour.
To begin making the pound cake, measure out three level cups of All-Purpose Flour into a large mixing bowl.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, add the baking powder.
Add the Baking Powder.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, whisk together.
Whisk the flour and baking powder together well, then just set it aside for the moment.

Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, measure out the buttermilk.
Measure out one cup of Buttermilk into a small mixing bowl.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, add vanilla flavoring.
Add the Happy Home Vanilla Flavoring.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, add the vanilla flavoring.
Add the Happy Home Almond Flavoring.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, add the lemon flavoring.
Add the Happy Home Lemon Flavoring.

Are you starting to see a trend here? (Smile) This was one of Mama’s favorites. She bought a bottle or two every time they sold it at church.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake, add the coconut flavoring.
Add the Happy Home Coconut Flavoring.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. add the butter-nut flavoring.
Add the Happy Home Butter & Nut Flavoring.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. stir well.
Stir all the flavorings and buttermilk together really good. Set this aside for the moment.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. add butter.
Place the slightly softened butter in a large mixing bowl.

The butter should not be really mushy soft, but at about 70 degrees. It should give a little when picked up, but not so warm that it just gets all mushy and soft. If it gets too soft, it can’t hold the air bubbles it needs to help make the cake light. It’s complicated. Maybe we can go into it deeper one day when you’re not so busy.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. beat until creamy.
Beat the butter on low speed with your mixer, until you see little “tails” trailing off of the beater blades. This was getting a little warmer than it should have.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. gradually add the sugar.
Add some sugar.

Add the sugar gradually instead of just dumping it all in the bowl at one time. I’m using a hand mixer, and added about 1/2 cup of sugar at a time, then creaming it together before adding more. Continue to add the sugar and mix it together until it’s all creamy and fluffy.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. cream together.
Cream all the butter and sugar together. It should be mixed well, but it will still be a bit grainy and that’s not a problem. Scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl, then mix it a few seconds longer until it’s mixed together really good.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. add eggs one at a time.
Next, add the eggs… ONE at a TIME.

I know it sounds like a bit more work, but don’t try to rush these steps. I always crack the egg into a small bowl just in case any egg shell falls in. I can fish that out easier in a small bowl than after the egg has been added to the batter.

Place the eggs, one at a time, in the batter then mix it on low speed just enough to incorporate it. It will only take a few seconds to do this, so don’t overwork the batter by mixing more.

Repeat the process until all five eggs have been worked into the batter.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. all eggs mixed in.
Once all the eggs are mixed in, it’s time to start adding some flour and buttermilk.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. add the flour one third at a time.
The flour needs to be worked in gradually as well.

Add about one third of the flour to the batter. Just eyeball it, you don’t have to measure it out.

Sprinkle the flour all around on top of the batter.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. mix to combine.
Mix this on low speed, just until most of the flour is combined into the batter.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. add half of the milk.
Add about half of the Buttermilk to the batter.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. mix just enough to combine.
Mix this on low speed again, just until the buttermilk is mixed into the batter.

NOW, repeat the process, adding another one third of the flour, then the rest of the buttermilk, ending with flour as the final addition to the batter. Mix just enough to combine after each addition. Remember, you don’t want to over beat the batter.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Finally, use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl, and stir the batter up from the bottom.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. fold it all together.
I like to just fold everything together a stroke or two to finish off the mixing process. The batter is now ready for the baking pan.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. spray down your bundt pan.
I’m using a vegetable spray with flour to grease my Bundt pan for baking. Be sure to use one with flour, or you’ll have to add some flour to the pan if it’s not included in the spray can.

Of course, you could just use some shortening or butter to grease the pan as well. If you use one of these, you’ll need to be sure you’ve got your pan coated really well.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. brush if needed.
A pastry brush works really good in a Bundt pan, to make sure you get in all those tight little crevices. You need a thin coating of grease on all the edges of the pan.

I’m not covering it here, but if you need to add flour, just sprinkle a couple spoonfuls inside the pan. Then, holding the pan over the sink, roll it all around until the flour fully coats the bottom, sides, and in any small crevices with a light coating of flour. Tap the pan a time or two to loosen any clumps of flour that might have formed. Turn the pan upside down and tap the excess flour out. Don’t leave any clumps in the pan, as it will cause gaps in the batter as it bakes.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. spoon the batter into the pan.
Spoon the batter into the pan.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. spread it out evenly.
Gently spread the batter out evenly inside the pan. Try not to touch the edges, but spread it out the best you can. I try to work it a little up toward the outer edges, and up towards the center tube with less in the middle section of the batter. Most batters will rise in the middle more so than at the edges, but that’s pretty common and nothing to be concerned about it.

Gently tap the pan a time or two on your counter top to help release any air bubbles that might be trapped in the batter.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. baking time and temp.
Place the cake pan on the middle rack of your oven that has been pre-heated to 325 degrees.

Ovens vary, so you’ll need to keep a close watch on the cake. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR until after about 45 minutes of baking. Opening the door before the cake has time to rise and firm up some could cause the cake to fall and droop in the middle. After about 45 minutes, it’s baked enough so that you can start watching it and checking to see when it’s done. Your cake may take longer than 65 minutes to bake, but start testing it once the top begins to brown a bit.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. test to see if it's done.
Your cake is done when a wooden toothpick or skewer, is inserted into the thickest part of the cake. If the skewer pulls out clean, free of crumbs, the cake is done and should be immediately removed from the oven.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. let cool on a wire rack.
Place the cake on a wire rack or folded towel and let it cool for 15 minutes before removing from the pan.


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. remove from pan.
After 15 minutes, place a plate or another wire rack on top of the cake, then flip it upside down. The cake should freely fall loose from the pan. If it doesn’t, tap the bottom of the pan a time or two to see if that helps. This cake needs to be removed from the pan while it’s still warm, if you wait too long, it might stick to the pan, and you really don’t want that to happen do you?


Southern Flavoring Pound Cake. enjoy.

OK, I told you’d I’d give you my take on what flavor this cake ends up tasting like. It might just be me, but on the first day or so, I find that the cake has a slight hint of coconut in taste. That seems to go away after the first day or so, and then I taste more of the almond or lemon flavor. Again, it’s just me, you might experience something different. If you try the recipe, I hope you’ll come back and share your results with us in the Comments section below.

Thank you to John and everyone over at Southern Flavoring Company for producing such great products for all these years. I’m honored to have them in my spice rack here at Taste of Southern. Happy Home Flavorings bring back lots of memories for me every time I use them. Hopefully, we’ll get some new readers to enjoying them as well.

Please visit their website, and give some of your favorite flavors a Happy Home try.


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Southern Flavors Pound Cake Recipe, as seen on Taste of

Southern Flavors Pound Cake

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 - 10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe to make this five flavored pound cake. We developed this cake for Southern Flavoring Company of Bedford, Virginia, makers of Happy Home Flavorings. Southern Flavoring Company has been the “secret ingredient” in cakes, pies and all types of desserts since 1929. We’re using five of our favorite flavors for a truly delicious and moist pound cake. Mama used Happy Home Flavoring for years, chances are your mom did too.



  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Natural Vanilla Flavor®
  • 1 teaspoon Natural Almond Flavor®
  • 1 teaspoon Natural Lemon Flavor®
  • 1 teaspoon Imitation Coconut Flavor®
  • 1 teaspoon Imitation Butter-Nut Flavor®
  • 3 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 11/2 Cups Butter, softened (3 sticks)
  • 5 Large Eggs, at room temperature


Preheat oven to 325°F

  1. Eggs, Butter, and Buttermilk should be at room temperature before mixing.
  2. Measure 3 level cups of flour into a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add Baking Powder.
  4. Use a whisk and fully mix the flour and baking powder together. Set aside.
  5. Measure Buttermilk into a small mixing bowl.
  6. Add Pure Vanilla Extract®
  7. Add Natural Almond Flavor®
  8. Add Natural Lemon Flavor®
  9. Add Imitation Coconut Flavor®
  10. Add Imitation Butter-Nut Flavor®
  11. Mix flavorings and buttermilk together well with a spoon. Set aside.
  12. Place softened butter in a large mixing bowl.
  13. Using a hand mixer, cream the butter well for about 5 minutes.
  14. Gradually add the sugar to the butter, creaming together well until light and fluffy.
  15. Add eggs, one at a time, beating lightly on low speed after each addition just to incorporate the egg.
  16. Alternate adding flour-buttermilk-flour, about 1/3 at a time each, until incorporated.
  17. Do not overbeat the mixture. It’s even better to mix by hand in the final stage.
  18. Grease and lightly flour your baking pan, or spray well with non-stick cooking spray with flour.
  19. Spoon batter into the pan. Level the top of the batter inside the pan.
  20. Place pan on middle rack of preheated oven.
  21. Bake for 50 to 65 minutes, or until cake tests done. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes
  22. Turn cake out of pan onto wire rack. Cool completely before slicing.
  23. Enjoy!

Keywords: Southern Flavors Pound Cake Recipe, made from scratch, buttermilk pound cake, five flavors pound cake, Southern Flavoring Company


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  1. Priscilla says:

    I made the pound cake and it was out of this world. Had everyone asking for the recipe. Thanks for all your help.

  2. Priscilla says:

    Will be trying this five flavor pound cake very soon. Sounds like it’s gonna be a knockout.

  3. Valerie says:

    I just discovered this recipe and would love to try it, but I have one small problem. I can’t find the ingredient “Butter Nut Flavor”.

    Is there something else I can use or can I leave it out? I have found “Butter Flavor” – could that be used?

    Thank you for your help.


    • Steve Gordon says:

      Hi Valerie, Thank you for your question. You can order the Butter Nut Flavoring from our friend John over at Click here for more information: Southern Flavoring Co. They have a large variety of flavorings and other items, so I hope you’ll check them out. You could probably leave it out without noticing much of a difference. Without knowing more about your Butter Flavor, I can’t offer an opinion on that. Let me know if you bake the cake. I hope you’ll visit with us often. Be Blessed!!! -Steve

  4. J.P. Williams says:

    My favorite cake is one my grandmother (and all her daughters) made that is unique to our family. It’s a pecan cake. She’d put pecans in a meat grinder, then combine that with milk, sugar & vanilla. Simmer till the mixture “expands” (becomes like an oatmeal consistency). The mixture is layered with yellow cake layers. It tastes better after it sits for a couple of days, so the juice is absorbed into the cake. I usually make a 4 layer cake. Super delicious and incredibly moist. Room temperature or out if the fridge with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk and I’m in heaven!

  5. Doris Lacy says:

    I love pound cake of any kind .

  6. Donna Norris says:

    My favorite would have to be German Chocolate like my Grandma used to make. Of course, all from scratch!

  7. Bob Christian says:

    My favorite is a memory cake. My Dad made it by the old recipe he called a “real pound cake” which was a pound each of sugar,plain flour,butter, and eggs. Weights can be found in most cookbooks. Now that I am older I really love the butter nut flavor added to the old recipe. Cook in a well greased tube pan until a straw or pick comes clean and don’t mind some cracks on top,that’s ok. Just a tad too big for a Bundt pan.
    I think all the flavors sound good but the butter nut flavored one smells good enough to wear as after shave lotion!

  8. Jackie says:

    One of our church members is 99 years old. She still lives in her own house, attends church every Sunday and still cooks and bakes. My favorite cake is anything she bakes.

  9. Lakisha B. says:

    My favorite cake is a homemade pound cake. As a child my grandmother would make one every saturday. We would have it as dessert after sunday dinner. I remember the slice of homemade pound cake served with jello with mix fruit inside, and a dollop of cool whip. These are great memories of my grandmother and the dessert we would have every sunday. Now I have picked up the tradition of making homemade pound cakes and will definitely try this recipe. Thanks and continue to make great ptoducts.

  10. Leigh Anne says:

    My favorite Christmas cake is the 5 flavor pound cake. As a child, my great grandmother always mailed a shoebox full of different kinds of cake slices she had made to all her family. Fruitcake,caramel icing cake,walnut cake,chocolate pound cake,but my favorite was,and still is, the 5 flavor pound cake.

  11. Kathleen Mc says:

    I used to always make 5 flavor pound cake for my children’s birthdays. I have 8 children, so that was a lot of cakes!
    I think my favorite cake would be an old fashioned spice or homemade fruit cake. Black berry jam cake is great, too.
    (Punch bowl cake or trifle is a good way to use up leftover pound cake. )

  12. Marsha says:

    My all time favorite pound cake would be Cream Cheese pound cake. I make them just about every Sunday.

  13. TAMARA says:


  14. Bonnie says:

    My favorite cake is pineapple upside down cake

  15. Yvonne says:

    I like coconut cake and pineapple. I also make a black walnut cake that everyone loves.

  16. Sharon says:

    My favorite cake is the chocolate cake called Texas Sheet Cake, with it’s fudge-like frosting. My favorite pound cake is Lemon Pound Cake, but I would like to make the Southern Flavors Pound cake you demonstrated here, it sounds very flavorful:) I use a lot of flavorings, the Happy Home Flavorings would definitely be used, thank you for the opportunity to win.

  17. Anna says:

    Dear Steve,
    I love to read everything that you write; it all brings back memories. I like an apple cake that I make and lemon is one of my favorites, too. I was so pleased to find your recipe for the spice cake that we used to buy at A&P. Thank you so much for your easy to follow recipes.
    God bless you for never leaving the Lord out of your work. Have a Merry Christmas and a New Year that blesses you and your family. Anna

  18. jaime says:

    hummingbird cake : )

  19. Mavis says:

    I love fresh coconut cake with 7 minute icing. Rest in peace Auntie. You did like no one else.

  20. Jayne says:

    Coconut made with the real thing. Holes in the ‘eyes’ made with a hammer/nail. Juice drained. Coconut grated using the family’s old meat grinder attached to the kitchen table edge. The Best.

  21. Tommy says:

    Hi Steve! My family has a simple lemon pound cake recipe that has been handed down for generations that has vanilla, lemon and almond extracts in it. That pound cake recipe is my favorite cake for desert…or snack…or any old time! Thanks to having a brother-in-law that works in a privately owned grocery store I actually learned about other types of pound cakes (pecan, peach, pineapple, red velvet, etc.) and now have about 15 recipes to pass down to my children and grandchildren…if I ever get any grandchildren, that is!

  22. Annette says:

    My aunt’s vanilla & chocolate marble swirl pound cake (made in a tube pan) with a coffee and coconut icing.

  23. Tom Figg says:

    My favorite anytime is a blackberry wine cake!

  24. Gloria says:

    My favorite is lemon pound cake

  25. Jeri Nunez says:

    My favorite cake is Carrot cake, my husbands is Chocolate cake.
    I am so enjoying your recipes.
    Thank you!

  26. Lifesart says:

    Any cake recipe on this wonderful site is my favorite! I have a partiality towards your amazing cocoanut cake, however, that my significant other does not share, so it’s very very dangerous!

  27. Rachel Casteel says:

    My husband makes a really good Pineapple
    Upside Down cake that I love!

  28. Sherry says:

    Hello Steve.
    My favorite cake is Red Velvet Cake . Made from scratch the old fashion way. I frost the cake with cream cheese frosting .
    Have a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year.

  29. nilka says:

    My favorite is a chocolate cake with espresso buttercream with a big bowl of vanilla ice cream…yumm

  30. Joyce says:

    Hi Steve! My favorite cake is a butter pound cake dusted with powdered sugar. I will bake your recipe this weekend for Sunday dinner. Thanks for sharing with us.

  31. Kay says:

    My favorite cake is chocolate pound cake!

  32. Sandra M. Trrner says:

    MY favorite is Caramel! Has to have homemade icing!

  33. Ann Ridings says:

    My favorite cake is “Better Than Sex Cake’. Sorry, but this is the name of it. It is a very rich chocolate cake with very rich chocolate icing.

  34. Donna says:

    Hands down-fresh apple cake is my favorite

  35. Ann Turner says:

    I really enjoy your newsletters! My favorite cake is coconut pineapple cake. A delicious yellow cake using pineapple juice instead of water, covered with pineapple tidbits, icing and coconut. Delicious!

  36. MAXINE NAFIS says:

    One of my favorite pound cakes is lemon with a drizzled lemon icing over the top. You know how you use a toothpick to poke holes over the cake and then slowly pour the thin lemon icing over.

  37. Hi Steve,

    I like a seven-up lemon cake

  38. Jacquie Nichols Mikolaczyk says:

    Fresh Coconut Cake!

  39. Lisa Drum says:

    My favorite cake is the Five Flavor Pound cake with cream cheese icing. My daughter also came across a recipe she wanted me to try that is a huge hit with my children and that is the Black Magic Cake with Voodoo frosting. I really enjoy the articles and all the recipes that are shared. Thank you!

  40. Lisa R. says:

    Hi Steve!
    I really enjoy your emails and recipes! What a blessing!
    My favorite cake is Strawberry Shortcake!
    But my favorite cake to make is Pound Cake!

  41. Crystal says:

    I love all cakes from Chocolate to every cake Steve makes:) I have two favorites: LEMON pound cake and Chocolate layer cake. I think I like the lemon pound cake the most. I have made a lot of your recipes Steve, and you’re the best cook and only one online I look up recipes from. Thanks for all the good food!

  42. Linda Hayes says:

    Ice box coconut cake is my very favorite

  43. Heather says:

    Coconut cake with cooked icing 🙂

  44. Angela James says:

    Old Fashion Pecan/Caramel Pound cake that my Granny use to make. Never got to get the recipe orshould i say write it down.

  45. Lisa Osborne says:

    My favorite cake is homemade devils food with a luscious 7 minute frosting, although its pretty tasty with a cream cheese frosting as well. Thanks for the opportunity and for all you do Steve!

  46. Rhonda Worrell says:

    I love a good lemon pound cake. My son makes a really good one.

  47. Tracy Warren says:

    I love Pound Cakes for dessert. Fruit toppings and glazes of all sorts can be added to enhance the experience.

  48. Alicia Day says:

    I love Mississippi Mud cake.

  49. Mandy says:


  50. Sherry Gray says:

    Enjoyed your article. Carrot cake is my fav.

  51. I love a marble cake with a chocolate fudge filling.

  52. Jordan D. says:

    I always loved funfetti cake as a kid lol. Given the choice of any cake now, I’d probably go with a really well-made red velvet cake.

  53. Susie says:

    Japanese Fruit Cake!

    It’s the best, especially at Christmas!

  54. Marilyn says:

    My favorite cake is chocolate layers and chocolate icing. Preferably dark chocolate!

  55. Da says:

    I’ve looked at all the replies on the website and like all of them, if you see me you would know! Moist Coconut and Plain Pound are two of my favorites but My favorite is the one that happens to be on my table.

  56. Myra Horwatj says:

    Fruit cake, no just kidding I like em all, but cheese cake wins

  57. eliza says:

    Thanks Steve, Step by step pictures help me feel much more confident in trying to make your recipes. Favorite cake – lemon.

  58. JR says:

    Merry Christmas from the cold mountains. If you have cake, I’m there!
    Honey Bun cake is one of many favorites of mine. My wife just received her order of flavorings from Southern but I think some additional flavorings as gifts to my daughter, grand-daughters, and daughter-in-law, would be a guaranteed way to get more cakes this festive season.

  59. Miz Karen says:

    This is my favorite dessert..the 5 flavor cake. When I make it I pour a hot syrup with the flavors in it over the cake after it is released from the pan, but still hot. People at my Church always request this cake when we have potluck.

    My other favorite dessert is “fudge pecan pie”. It is extra yummy!

  60. Marlene Ashburn says:

    Frequently make a pound cake known as Crunch Cake. It has 5 ingredients baked in tube pan and works well on its own or with fruit. I change the flavoring to suit my mood or fruit or whatever!

  61. sharon says:

    My favorite cake is a three layer carmel cake.

  62. Cynthia P says:

    My all time favorite is teacake. My grandma use to make for us in her wood stove.

  63. Agatha says:

    Carrot cake.

  64. Erva says:

    Hi Steve, I axiously watch for your newsletter every Monday. I love reading and seeing what and how you make things.
    I think my favorite cake is a German Chocolate with Coconut and nut frosting. Yum.

  65. Hal Picquet says:

    Enjoy your mailings since I’m a Tennessee transplant recipes call me back to an earlier day. Devils food cake with chocolate frosting hits the spot and by the way Bundt is a familiar name here in Minnesota being the home of Nordic

  66. Andrea Stephens says:

    My favorite cake is Chocolate-Cherry Cake with chocolate icing. It is so moist it will stick to your fork!

  67. Sylvia says:

    Hard to beat pound cake–my recipe calls for vanilla, lemon and orange flavorings. Unlike lots of people I also like fruit cake. Your recipe sounds like a good one. Blessings!!

  68. maggie says:

    My favorite would be my mother-in-law’s chocolate buttermilk cake with fudge icing. Your pound cake recipe looks interesting.

  69. Anita says:

    Hi Steve,
    My answer is a tie between Italian Cream cake and rum cake. I know I will be making your pound cake soon, sounds delicious! The Happy Home Flavorings are wonderful and very reasonably priced. I found them in a store in Williamsburg, VA. I always stock up when I am there since I can’t find them in my area.

  70. Kyoko says:

    Peaches are hard to beat. My favorite is Peach Upside-Down cake.

  71. Patricia Millen says:

    Whipping Cream Pound Cake aka cold oven pound cake is my absolute favorite.

    Love your newsletters and recipes!

  72. Beverly Jenkins says:

    I really enjoy your website and the recipes.
    My favorite is a warm lemon pound cake.

  73. Judi Godrich says:

    Hi Steve,

    Thank for the great articles. I enjoy reading them and they usually bring back a special memory.
    My favorite cake is Coconut Angel Food. Lots of memories of that from my childhood.

  74. Joanne says:

    My favorite – Cream Cheese Pound Cake with almond, vanilla and lemon flavoring. Anxious to try your recipe with 5 flavors and love your good directions and pictures.
    Merry Christmas

  75. Mary says:

    Love your emails and recipes! This cake looks so gooood! My favorite cake would be homemade angel food, plain or with crushed sweetened strawberries!

  76. Millie says:

    I love to make a Real Crunchy Top Pound Cake. My family loves it too!

  77. Mary S says:

    That’s a really tough question, but really do enjoy a good fresh coconut cake.

  78. Ellen Sedberry says:

    My favorite cake is a pound cake made in layers with chocolate icing. That’s what I asked my Mom to make me for my birthday every year when I was growing up, and I still love it!

  79. libby says:

    My favorite cake is a ginger ale pound cake

  80. Renee says:

    My favorite is pound cake homemade from my grandma’s old recipe. I think she might have got it off an old can of crisco, but I’m not for sure about that. I would be interested to try some of these flavorings added into it, and I plan on visiting their website also. I always look forward to your emails, love reading them, and also enjoy looking at all your recipes too. You really do a great job Steve, thanks so much!

  81. Regina says:

    You can’t beat a 7-UP Pound cake!

  82. Linda Smith says:

    At Christmas, I love coconut cake & chocolate yule log. My favorite would be devils food cake with chocolate icing.

  83. Robin says:

    strawberry shortcake, yum!

  84. Paula S says:

    Although technically it’s called a pie, I believe that it is a cake. That would be Boston Cream Pie. (With lots of cream.)

  85. Kathleen Barrett says:

    Hi Steve!

    I love Coconut Cream Cake!!!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours <3

  86. jadip says:

    Any cake with chocolate in the recipe!!

  87. Mary Osborne says:

    My favorite dessert is Whipped Cream Pound Cake. It is delicious as is, or can be dressed up with strawberries or peaches/cool whip/ice cream. When I make your recipe it might become my favorite. I enjoy your recipes and reading the articles.

  88. Cheryl says:

    Chocolate cake with chocolate icing

  89. Celeste says:

    Hi Steve,

    I love a good lemon pound cake.

  90. June V. says:

    Anything chocolate! If I have to name one, it would be the Texas Sheet Cake – of course, that’s chocolate too.

  91. George Moore says:


  92. Julia says:

    Favorite…butter/rum (the real thing) pound cake

  93. ColleenB. ~ Texas says:

    Thank you for the recipe and also for this giveaway opportunity. I would love to try these different flavorings on my favorite homemade scratch Angel Food cake

  94. carrie morris says:

    Hershey Bar cake is my favorite

  95. Julia says:

    Favorite…. butter/rum pound cake (only at Christmas time)

  96. Mark Teal says:

    Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting! Ahhh – fantastic!

  97. joel harrison says:

    My favorite dessert is Red Velvet Cake…Not the box one but the “made from scratch” one

  98. Chelai says:

    I love to make West Virginia Cold Oven Pound Cake. My husband’s grandmother gave me the recipe and everytime I make it, the family goes nuts for it. Such a compliment to a baker.

  99. Malissa says:

    Hi Steve!
    I so enjoy reading your articles and certainly enjoy your recipes! My favorite cake is a cream cheese poundcake with an almond buttercream icing!

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