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Three quarters of a Five Flavor Pound Cake on a serving platter.
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Five Flavor Pound Cake

Five Flavor Pound Cake- five different extracts create one deliciously flavored pound cake. This pound cake has a wonderful moist texture and is finished with an easy 5-flavor glaze.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword pound cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 402kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon each vanilla, lemon, coconut, rum, and butter extract


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon each vanilla, lemon, coconut, rum, and butter extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 10-inch bundt pan really well. I have the best luck with Baker's Baking spray with flour but some people like to coat the pan with shortening and then flour it.
  • Using an electric stand mixer, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. Be sure to stop the mixer part way through and scrape down the sides.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating until no yellow is visible before adding the next one. Scrape down the sides of the bowl to make sure it is all mixed evenly.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
    Add the flour, alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with flour and adding the flour in 3 additions and the milk in 2 additions.
  • Beat in the extracts.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan. Place pan on a rimmed baking sheet in case there is any overflow.
  • Bake for 75 to 85 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with no crumbs or only dry crumbs. It should not be wet.
  • Let cool in pan for 15 minutes and then invert onto a cake stand or serving platter.
  • To make glaze, whisk together all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake.


A hand-held mixer can be used instead of a stand mixer.


Calories: 402kcal