The Cake Slice: Classic Poundcake

Classic Poundcake

All my years on Earth tell me one thing: pound cake is serious business. My grandmother and her sister, my Ciocia Mary, used to battle over whose pound cake was better. Frankly, as a non-cake enthusiast, I never cared much about that war. But either way, a classic pound cake has a place in any family recipe book – no matter whose side you fall on.

I was really excited this month when The Cake Slice ladies voted for a pound cake. I knew that, no matter what, I’d be familiar with it and would most likely enjoy it. In case you forgot, the ladies of Cake Slice vote on a different cake each month, all from Carole Walter’s Great Cakes cookbook. I decided to dress mine up a bit with some Nutella buttercream. I’ve been told that pound cake doesn’t need any dressing, it’s good enough on its own. But really, why not toss some Nutella buttercream on there?

Classic Poundcake

As per usual, I’m going to link to Carole’s book for the cake recipe. Be sure to look below for the buttercream instructions, it is to die for on any cake! And take a peek at all of our other bakers to see what they thought this time around!

Nutella Buttercream
Recipe type: dessert
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  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. Nutella
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. heavy cream

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until well-combined.
  2. Add in Nutella and mix well until fully incorporated.
  3. Add in cream, as needed, to thin out the icing if the consistency is too thick.

33 thoughts on “The Cake Slice: Classic Poundcake

  1. Oh Kim….your cake looks amazing and I am so totally stealing your nutella buttercream recipe. I found this cake to be a little dry, so I wished I had added some buttercream to jazz it up! Great job with this cake. I’m so glad you are baking with this group! : )

    • Anne, I’m so excited to be baking with you guys! The cake was a little, I don’t know, plain? But the buttercream definitely helped it along!

  2. I’m not the biggest pound cake fan (don’t get me wrong though – I’ll definitely eat it!) but that nutella buttercream sounds amazing! I need some of that! Great way to kick off the week : )

    • I did, in fact, inherit both her recipe and my Ciocia Mary’s recipe! One day, I’ll have to bake them both and go head to head.

    • My grand mom always said that pound cake never needs frosting, it can stand on its own. But I totally think she’d change her mind if she had this Nutella frosting.

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