Five Flavor Pound Cake

You’ve never had a pound cake like this! Unique flavors blend together in a delicious way with this Five Flavor Pound Cake. Drizzle a powdered sugar glaze on top for a pretty look. You may also like our sour cream pound cake and honey pound cake!

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Five Flavor Pound Cake Recipe

Crazy flavor. That’s how I describe this 5 flavor pound cake. If you’ve ever had a complaint about a cake “not tasting right” or being “flavorless”, this is the cake you need. 5 flavor extracts…all in one cake, and then drizzled overtop in a glaze. And it’s not just the flavor…the texture of this cake is amazing too! I came across this recipe in an old cookbook of mine (Mennonite Country Style Recipes) and it did not disappoint!

How to Make 5 Flavor Pound Cake

  • We find it easiest to mix this cake batter together with a hand mixer. A stand mixer would work ok too, but it’s a job that a hand mixer can easily handle.
  • Cream together the softened (but not melted) butter and sugar.
  • Then you can add the eggs and blend them well with the butter mixture.
  • This is a fairly forgiving cake batter as far as when you add what ingredients. We usually throw in the baking powder, salt and flavorings, then mix it well.
  • Lastly, we alternate the flour and milk. Beating the mixture between each addition. You don’t want to over beat the cake batter, but scrape the sides of the bowl and make sure that the butter is all blended well.

HOW TO PREVENT Pound CAKES FROM STICKING?

If you’ve had problems with pound cakes sticking to the pans, here are our hints:

  • Generously grease the pan with shortening. Don’t use butter or margarine. Shortening works best. If you have an intricately shaped bundt pan, be sure to get all of the grooves and crevices covered.
  • After greasing the pan, dust the pan with flour.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for just 10 minutes (unless the recipe says otherwise). Then turn the cake out to a wire rack to cool completely.

5 Flavor Pound Cake Glaze

The original recipe for the glaze called for 1 teaspoon of each extract. My kids thought it was a little strong so we now reduce it t ½ a teaspoon each. If you find you want more intense flavor, up the extracts to 1 teaspoon each again.

Whisk the sugar, extracts and heavy cream together. If you use a lower fat milk, add it 1 tablespoon at a time until you get it to drizzling consistency. You won’t need as much milk if it is low fat to get a drizzling consistency. So just be careful how much milk you add…and add it slowly!

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Five Flavor Pound Cake

3.93 from 80 votes
You've never had a pound cake like this! Unique flavors blend together in a delicious way with this Five Flavor Pound Cake. Drizzle a powdered sugar glaze on top for a pretty look.
Servings 15
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups butter (softened)
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk

Powdered Sugar Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (plus a few more tablespoons if needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring

Instructions
 

To Make the Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 340 degrees. Grease a 10" bundt pan with shortening, then dust with flour.
  • Cream together the softened butter and sugar using a hand mixer.
  • Beat in the eggs until well blended.
  • Add the baking powder, salt, and flavorings. Mix well.
  • Add the flour and milk alternately, mixing and scraping the bowl between each addition.
  • Pour the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 65-70 minutes. The exact time will depend on the size and shape of your bundt pan so watch it closely. Don't open the oven until you think it is done.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. 
  • Turn the cake onto a cake plate to cool completely.

To Make the Glaze:

  • Combine the sugar and extracts in a small bowl. Add ¼ cup heavy cream. Whisk together. Add more heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the correct drizzling consistency.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.
  • Store the cake in an airtight container.

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Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 90mg | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 685IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 474

A close up of a slice of cake on a plate, with 5 flavors and Glaze

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5 stars
I had this recipe years ago and lost it. This is one of the best pound cake recipes ever.

This sounds very good, although I oped it was a recipe I had years ago for a Gold Pound Cake. It has orange, lemon, almond, and vanilla extracts. The top was cracked and had a sugary taste.

Did you use salted or unsalted butter? Thanks.

Do you think I can use Gluten Free Flour ?? I have Celiac … Thanks …Judy Recipe is awesome ! would love to try it ,,,

Um 340 degrees what if u dont have a digital oven

Can you use cake flour instead?

What kind of milk.I prefer using carnation can milk and how much

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This is a great tasting cake. Easy to make. I was skeptical about using 5 flavors, but it added something good to a plain pond cake! I served this at a small dinner party, Everyone loved it and all took a piece home!

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I made this for Christmas present and it was raved about. This is one of the best pound cake recipes ever! It has an explosion of flavor, you can taste every single one of the different flavors. I will be making more of these for presents.

I don’t like coconut, can I use something else , if not, can you taste the coconut?

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Made This Cake Several Times. Everyone Loves This Cake I Have Also Added My Own Little Twist To It By Adding Another Flavor!!!!! Wonderful

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I use cake flour and evaporated milk and this recipe come out perfectly tasty!

Thank you Sweetie! I love ❤️ it. You all are great. I love ❤️ cakes. I’m following you all the way. Are you only on instagram or Facebook or Pinterest????

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Love ❤️ y’all Thank you so much for having me in your group!! My ? Do you use cake Flour all the time ??

I’m trying all your recipes I can get. I’m 69 years old but I’m doing good since I got out of hospital so when I can I copy your recipes when I get to. I love videos to know what your doing and what mixers your using. Again love ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❤️

I would like to make this pound cake, but I wanted to know if I can use a stand mixer instead of a hand mixer?

Will this cake work in the small loaf pan for the holiday day. As gift item?

The video shows using 3 sticks of butter but the recipe calls for 1 cup and a half. Which should I use?