Pound cake cupcakes, as you might expect, are rich and dense – but, most importantly, they are versatile. Like their full-sized cousins, pound cake cupcakes can be served with whatever topping your creative mind can dream up. Just in case your mind is at a loss, I’ll be giving you two Valentine’s Day-appropriate pound cake frosting ideas this week. One is classically beautiful and one is a twist on a typical chocolate ganache. Stay tuned.
Pound Cake Cupcake Recipe
The pound cake recipe that I used is from The Art and Soul of Baking by Cindy Mushet. I found the recipe on Robin’s blog, Caviar and Codfish. Robin had such great things to say about it, but my favorite line was, “I’ll surely make it again. Every time I need a hug.” Virtual hugs to Robin for sharing the recipe!
The pound cake recipe is officially called double-vanilla pound cake. In my reprinting below, I will provide you with options to punch up the vanilla flavor even more or take it down some, to your taste.