Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake

Sharing with you a delicious, rich and moist pound cake with patriotic theme. Are you looking for a delicious pound cake recipe? This super recipe will complete your search. Or if you forget to plan dessert for memorial day lunch or looking for a patriotic theme dessert? then beautiful tri-color cake will save your day.

Whenever I make pound cake, it generally disappears so soon from my kitchen counter that I (almost) never get chance to save a slice for the next day. I took pictures this time in a quiet hour without declaring I baking a pound cake today :)

Patriotic Pound Cake

Three ingredients make a pound cake rich and deliciously moist and that are sour cream, sour cream and sour cream. Yes, no writing errors here!! Sour cream makes a pound cake moist, rich and buttery delicious. Also if it is at room temperature then your recipe will not go wrong ever!!

Patriotic Pound Cake

In-fact, for baking a good moist and lite cake, room temperature ingredients are as important as eggs and butter. As a rule of thumb, take out all refrigerated ingredients like butter, milk, eggs, sour cream at least 2 hours before baking to insure they are at room temperature. If you live in warmer areas, keep'em out for 1 hour.

What if you forget to take'em out? Then follow few baking tricks. Dip eggs in lukewarm water for 20 minutes to bring them to normal temperature. Warm milk or butter in microwave for 5 seconds at a time and then touch to feel the temperature.

Patriotic Pound Cake

Have you decided to bake anything sweet for memorial day? Or you still planning to look some recipes tomorrow? 

If you still thinking then this patriotic pound cake recipe will save your day. I suggest, please don't opt for those store bought cup cakes with tri-color butter icing in hurry. Instead, bake this fresh, lite sweet, rich and fun Patriotic Pound Cake.

Patriotic Pound Cake

From start to finish, patriotic pound cake will ready in just 90 minutes. And it looks so pretty, don't need icing or decoration! Just serve with fresh whipped cream and red-blue sugar sprinkles.

Kids will love it and everyone else will be impressed with richness and moist quality of the cake.

Hope everyone enjoying long Memorial Day weekend and family times together.

Patriotic Pound Cake

Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake

Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine American Category Difficulty Easy Yields 1 cake (Serves: 8)


  • 1.5 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1.5 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Egg(s) (large, at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp Lemon (Zest)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon (Juice)
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream (low fat, at room temperature)
  • Food Color (20 drops Blue and 20 drops Red (Mccormick))
  • For Serving
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream (whipped)
  • 1 tbsp Sugar (red and blue colored sugar for sprinkles)


Hide Step Photos
  • Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    1. Pre heat oven to 325 F. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together room temperature butter and sugar until pale yellow in color.
    Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    2. Batter should be creamy, pale yellow and not gritty (sugar fully dissolved)
  • Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    3. With mixer running at low add 2 eggs (one at a time), blending well after adding each egg. Also add vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon juice and sour cream while mixing.
  • 4. Boil 1/4 cup of water. In two separate small bowls, mix 2 tbsp. water and 20 drops of red and blue colors each. Also sift together flour, soda and salt and set aside.
  • Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    5. Divide egg and butter mixture in three parts and add to three medium size bowls. Mix in blue color first bowl, add one third of flour mixture to the bowl. Combine with gentle strokes until streaks white disappear. Set aside.
    Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    6. Mix in red color in second bowl, add one third of flour mixture to the bowl. Combine with gentle strokes until streaks of white disappear. Set aside.
  • Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    7. Layer the blue color batter in the bottom of buttered loaf pan. Gently even the layer with spatula.
    Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    8. Top it with white color batter and then with red color batter. Tap after each layer to even the layer as much as possible. Do not press the batter or mix too much or layer will not be distinct.
  • Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    9. Bake for 70 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Leave the cake on kitchen counter for 5 minutes. Then loosen the edges with knife and flip the cake on cooling rack.
    Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    10. Invert the cake on its side. Cool the cake completely before slicing.
  • Step for Recipe - Patriotic Tri-Color Pound Cake
    11. Serve with sweetened whipped cream and red and blue sugar sprinkles.

© Chef De Home. All contents and images are copyright protected. DO NOT copy or re-use content/images/videos. For all content/post mentions with link back, contact ChefDeHome for permission.

Craving for more?
Join us: Weekly Newsletter, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest
Shop products we use: CDH Amazon Shop (affiliate links)
What would you like me to cook next?: Request a Recipe


Required fields are marked - *.
Rate this recipe:
Send me Weekly Newsletter.
ChefDeHome Comment Avatar

12 comment(s)

  1. This is gorgeous!

    thanks, Shashi :)
  2. Looks quite impressive! Stunning shots :)

    Gauri, thanks for kind words, dear!
  3. Gorgeous cake. ..these bright colors r so appealing

    Nusrath, thanks my friend!
  4. This pound cake looks astounding! Especially, loved these bright colors! :D

    Anu, thanks!
  5. Its beautiful Savita !Loved it!

    thanks, khushi!
  6. Thanks @Kristen. It tastes great too, a must try!!
  7. YUM! Cake looks great.