There’s nothing like the delicious smell of a freshly iced lemon pound cake. You can change up one of America’s favorite desserts in many ways by adding chocolate, cinnamon and icing of different flavors.

Try making a fresh and delicious pound cake and celebrate National Pound Cake Day.

Pound CakePrep: 10 minutesCook: 1 hour 15 minutesTotal Prep: 1 hour 25 minutesYield: 3 loaves or 1 bundt and 1 loaf
1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)1 pound butter1 pound sugar (2 cups)1 pound eggs (9 large)1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla or 1/2  to 1 tablespoon almond

Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan and a loaf pan.
Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.
Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add flavoring.
Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.
Pour mixture into pans. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Enjoy!