Powdered Sugar Pound Cake

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This simple 5 ingredient pound cake is so easy to make and so scrumptious to eat. 

I found this recipe in a cookbook from Twin Lakes Baptist Church (Madison, Mississippi circa 2000) titled Recipes & Remembrances.

Twin Lakes Baptist Church Cookbook

It’s Not Just A Cake With Powdered Sugar On Top

If you’re thinking this is just an old fashion, homemade pound cake dusted with powdered sugar, oh are you mistaken.

Confectioner’s sugar pound cake uses confectioner’s sugar in the cake instead of regular granulated sugar.    

This variation on the classic pound cake is a divine delight.  Your taste buds will love every calorie that passes your lips and goes to your hips.

Any pound cake aficionado, or cake lover, will want to add this to their recipe collection and put on heavy baking rotation.

Easy Powdered Sugar Pound Cake

Easy Powdered Sugar Pound Cake To Make And Freeze

Easy recipe with just five simple ingredients, need I say more.  It’s almost as simple as a box mix and much better. Friends it’s just mix, bake and bite.  The baking time is 1.5 hours, but you can go binge some Net Flix while it bakes.

Like all pound cakes it freezes so well. You can make it ahead of time and freeze or freeze any leftovers. See my post on freezing pound cake for instructions.

Old Fashioned Powdered Sugar Pound Cake

Ingredients In This Powdered Sugar Pound Cake Recipe

  • Butter Softened
  • Confectioner’s sugar Sifted
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Cake Flour Sifted
Simple Confectioners Sugar Pound Cake

How To Make This Powdered Sugar Pound Cake From Scratch

  • In large bowl beat butter until creamy and add sugar.
  • Beat in eggs and add vanilla.
  • Gradually stir in flour.
  • Turn into well greased and lightly floured tube or bundt pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 300° oven for 1½ hours.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Invert on cooling rack or plate to cool.

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Powdered Sugar Pound Cake
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Confectioner’s Sugar Pound Cake

Confectioner's Sugar Pound Cake is an easy, classic pound cake recipe with amazing, rich pound cake flavor.
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy, old fashion, chocolate, glaze, best, bundt, desserts, classic, homemade, simple, frosting, recipe, amazing, pound, icing, ganache, dense
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 18 Slices
Calories 330kcal
Cost $6.50


  • Tube or Bundt Pan
  • Stand or Hand Mixer
  • Long Spatula


  • 1.5 cups Butter Softened
  • 1 pound Confectioner's sugar Sifted
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • cups Cake Flour Sifted


  • In large bowl beat butter until creamy.
  • Gradually beat in sugar, beating well after each addition until light and creamy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, beating will after each .
  • Add vanilla
  • Gradually stir in flour, blending just until flour is thoroughly incorporated. Do not over mix.
  • Turn into well greased and lightly floured tube or bundt pan.
  • Bake in a preheated 300° oven for 1½ hours, or until long sharp knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Invert on cooling rack or plate to cool.


Calories: 330kcal
5 Ingredient Powdered Sugar Pound Cake

Powdered Sugar Pound Cake Toppings

To serve it naked or not? That’s a tough question for this cake, or any pound cake. It’s delicious served naked.  However, it’s just as good served with your favorite glaze (try my cream cheese glaze) or icing or topped with any of these:

  • Berries
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Chocolate, Caramel or Cherry Sauce
  • Nutella
  • Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
Best Powdered Sugar Pound Cake Recipe

Difference Between Powdered Sugar and Granulated Sugar

Powdered sugar is much finer, lighter and dense than granulated sugar. In fact you can make powdered sugar from granulated sugar by simply mixing granulated sugar in a blender or food processor.

Final Thoughts On This Confectioners Sugar Pound Cake

Friends, this is really simple baking at its best. Mix the 5 simple ingredients, bake and then bite. It produces a lovely cake that’s delicious by itself or that can be paired with so many different toppings. If you love simple baking, this recipe’s a keeper.

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

I have linked to our related recipes below and I’m sure you will love them.

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