Pound Cake vs Bundt Cake: What's the Difference?

A good cake can come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, but today, we're comparing pound cake vs Bundt cake in taste, texture, and versatility!

These two classic cakes can have similar main ingredients, but the pound cake has a bit more of a standard set of ingredients.

The name "pound cake" originates from the original recipe that calls for a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs, a pound of flour, and a pound of butter. The result? A dense, buttery, and velvety cake with a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Bundt cakes, on the other hand, don't adhere to such strict ingredient ratios. They come in a variety of flavors, from chocolate and lemon to cinnamon and even pumpkin spice. The common thread is the iconic Bundt cake pan, which lends its unique shape to these cakes.

CAN YOU USE A BUNDT PAN FOR POUND CAKE? Absolutely! While pound cake can also be made in a loaf pan or an angel food cake pan, a pound cake recipe can often be made in a Bundt pan, like my Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake!

Click below to see the full article and all my favorite Bundt and pound cake recipes!

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