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Ginger Pound Cake

Spice Islands®

Ginger Pound Cake


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

16 servings


3/4 cup butter OR margarine, softened

1-1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons Argo® Baking Powder

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Ground Ginger

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup plain yogurt


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat butter and sugar until light using electric mixer.  Gradually add eggs, vanilla and lemon peel, beating until well blended.

Combine flour, baking powder, ginger and salt in a small bowl.  Add to butter mixture, 1/3 at a time, alternating with yogurt and mixing until just blended.  Spoon into greased and floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.  Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes.  Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.  If desired, dollop slices of pound cake with whipped cream, top with berries and garnish with mint springs and a sprinkling of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.

Recipe Note:  To make small pound cake loaves instead of one large loaf, spoon batter into three greased and floured 5-3/4 x 3-1/4 x 2-inch loaf pans.  Bake 50 to 60 minutes.

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