National Pound Cake Day – Italian Pound Cake

I had no idea that it was National Pound Cake Day until I ran across another food blog. Good thing I made my friend Kendee’s awesome Italian pound cake. I have known Kendee since I was a kid and she was making good food back then too. I trust her so I knew this would be good. She has her own recipe blog called Pimp my Dinner. It was so good that when I told John I made it he laughed and said, “Ya, you made it” while making quotation marks with his fingers. He thought I bought it and was trying to pull it off as my own. It’s pretty much heaven. So moist and full of flavor. You will not be disappointed.


Italian Pound Cake


  • 1 yellow cake mix (she uses the butter recipe and so did I)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) small vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything together except the white chocolate chips. Fold in the chips. REALLY grease and flour your bundt pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes and remove from pan. You can serve it plain or warm with strawberries and whipped cream.


Source: Pimp My Dinner

Speak Your Mind



  1. This italian pound cake was a horrible, greasy,mess. It stuck to the pan, even though I took care to make sure I put extra flour and shortening to coat the pan. It was awfully greasy and collapsed on itself. Followed the directions exactly.

  2. @Juawice,
    Oh no! I’m so sorry. I’m not sure what happened. The only thing I can think of is to cook it longer. It shouldn’t be falling apart on you.

  3. Yummy with a capital Y! This is an awesome recipe. I made a little strawberry sauce and put it on the bottom of the plate, added a generous slice of the cake and a spray of whipped cream….Heaven!!

  4. I made this to go with Strawberries and whipped cream for an Easter dessert and it was a HUGE hit! My family was in love and my aunt and uncle insisted I hide half of it in the cabinet so it wouldn’t get eaten up so fast! It’s so perfect on it’s own, it’s easy not to miss any toppings!

  5. Mine also turned out a horrible, greasy mess and stuck to the pan. I followed the directions exactly too except for cooking it longer. I’m not sure what happened. Although it didn’t turn out how it was supposed to it was still pretty good with strawberries and whip cream on top.

  6. I made this and it was fabulous turned out perfect

  7. I’ve made this before, but my recipe is a chocolate version, chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and choc chips but still has the sour cream. It’s one of my favorite cakes. I like the denseness.

  8. Hi Christy
    I, too, had a sticky, greasy mess for a cake even after cooking for a longer period. I am wondering if the issue could associated with the type of pudding mix and/or the amount of white chocolate chips. I used a regular pudding mix instead of instant. I also used a 8 oz bag of white chocolate.
    Any comments?