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Memorial Day Patriotic Pound Cake Recipe

Updated: May 23, 2022

MDW baby!! It’s the official mark of the summer season. Let the bbqs commence! Whoah, whoah, whoah. Getting ready to throw some chicken and hamburgers on the grill and call it a day?

Stop. Right. There! I’m sharing my favorite recipe that will uplevel your basic cookout and impress your buds! Seriously, when you walk in with this gorgeous dessert, you’ll put Martha Stewart to shame. Trust me.

Patriotic Pound Cake


● 3 cups granulated sugar

● 2 sticks softened butter

● 3 cups cake flour

● 8 oz at room temperature heavy whipping cream

● 6 at room temperature eggs

● 1 teaspoon vanilla

● 1/3 teaspoon salt

● 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar in a mixer.

Add 1 egg at a time.

Add flour and cream, alternating between the two.

Add baking powder.

Add salt.

Add vanilla.

Put in greased and floured “pound cake pan,” you know, the one with the funnel in the middle.

Put in cold oven, middle rack.

Bake for one hour.

While cooling, cut fruit.

Top cake with Cool whip, berries, and small flags.


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