The Best and Richest Pound Cake from a Mix

"This quick and easy pound cake starts with a yellow cake mix and then adds some key ingredients to make it very rich tasting."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Lightly grease a 10-inch tube pan with vegetable shortening, then dust it with flour.
  • Place the butter and oil in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until creamy, 1 minute.
  • Add the sugar and beat until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes longer.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating each until the yolks of the eggs have just been incorporated.
  • Add cake mix, 1 cup of flour, sour cream, evaporated milk, and vanilla.
  • Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the batter is thick and well blended, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes longer, scraping down the side of the bowl if necessary.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared tube pan, and bake the cake until it is golden brown and springs back when lightly pressed with a finger, 60 to 65 minutes.
  • Remove the tube pan from the oven and place it on a wire rack to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Run a dinner knife around the edge of the cake, shake it gently to loosen it, and invert onto a rack, then invert it again onto another rack so that the cake is right side up.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely, 20 minutes longer.

Questions & Replies

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  1. lydiajmorgan
    Why does the picture on line look like it has chocolate in the mix
  2. Barbara I.
    Yes looks like chocolate is in the mix
  3. Barbara I.
    How do you put in the chocolate into cake
  4. cakmay
    Will this work with a lamb cake mold? Would I have to adjust the temp or baking time?
  5. gaqueen70
    Do you use self rising or all purpose flour in this recipe


  1. Cilantro in Canada
    This was a very easy cake to make. I used a bundt pan and not a tube pan as suggested and it took a few minutes longer to cook. I followed the recipe exactly and a nice lemony pound cake was the result. It stayed very moist for a few days too(it did not last long in this house). Thanks for the recipe.
  2. chef1803658196
    This is the best pound cake my family has ever had, and we have tried several. The first time I made it I accidentally forgot to put the evaporated milk in, and it was still very good. (better with it though, but if you forget it, don't panic) It is AMAZING! I am so happy to have found this!
  3. nita 284904 souther
    Made this cake for desert, it was delicious, dh ate 3 pieces at one setting said give it 10 stars.. i really enjoyed it also.. Very easy to make, very moist and sweetness was perfect. Thanks for posting...
  4. dmr2000_1779379
    A very easy and delicious recipe. My cake did take about 75 minutes to bake in a 350 degree, well preheated oven but, all ovens are different. The cake is light and buttery and I baked it in a tube pan with a removable bottom. I sprinkled with powdered sugar. Perfection!
  5. Kim M.
    This is a delicious recipe...even tho I goofed on a few steps. I totally forgot to add vanilla, I added the sugar to the mix before reading the entire recipe, so I added a little more sugar while creaming the butter and oil. I thought a tube pan was a bunt pan and it ended up spilling over and then kinda deflated...not sure if it was supposed to deflate being that it's a very dense cake.


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