Southern Honey Poundcake Recipe with Don Victor Honey

July 26, 2021
Southern Honey Pound Cake With Don Victor Honey

Hey, y’all! Lookin’ for the perfect dish to sweeten up your summer? Look no further than my Southern Honey Poundcake Recipe! My grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-aunt — three of the best cooks the south has ever known — are known for a version of this recipe. With the help of a top-tier honey on the market, Don Victor, I took their original recipe and brought it into 2021. This will be a new family favorite — that I promise you!

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Southern Honey Pound Cake With Don Victor Honey

Southern Honey Poundcake Recipe

Using Honey In The Kitchen

While wWhile we often think of honey in a classic context, I wan’t y’all to hear me out: honey is one of the most delicious, versatile ingredients to include in your recipes! Whether you are using Don Victor Pure Honey or one of the flavored honeys (I adore the raspberry), you’ll be surprised at the vast amount of uses it can have in the kitchen. It is the perfect substitute for refined sugar!

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Honey can be used when baking, cooking, or stirring up a delicious cocktail; many people also use it in their beauty routines and for cold/flu relief.

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The Recipe

The key to my Southern Honey Poundcake Recipe? Don Victor Pure Honey! I was once gifted it in a welcome basket and have been hooked ever since, y’all.

Southern Honey Pound Cake With Don Victor Honey
Southern Honey Pound Cake With Don Victor Honey

Southern Honey Poundcake

JC Phelps
Looking for the perfect poundcake recipe? Look no further than my Southern Honey Poundcake recipe, which is made with Don Victor Honey. I know y'all are going to love it!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Cooling Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 522 kcal


  • Stand mixer / hand mixer


  • 2 c cake flour
  • 2.25 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c Don Victor Honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Kentucky bourbon optional
  • fresh berries for serving


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Liberally grease a 9×5 loaf pan. Line with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together eggs, vanilla extract, and honey in a bowl. If you choose to add bourbon, add it into the egg/vanilla/honey mixture.
  • Sift the cake flour, kosher salt, and baking powder.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Scrape the bowl down. Add egg/vanilla/honey mixture into the mixing bowl in three even increments. Mix only until incorporated + scrape the bowl after each one-third addition of egg/vanilla/honey.
  • Add in remainder of dry ingredients (sifted cake flour, kosher salt, and baking powder) a little at a time on low speed. Mix just until incorporated.
  • When fully and evenly mixed + combined (be sure to check the bottom of the bowl for dry ingredients), pour the batter into the greased loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Start checking with a toothpick/skewer at 45 minutes. You will want the toothpick/skewer to come out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Slice, serve with fresh berries, and top with more Don Victor Honey if you desire!


Sodium: 354mgCalcium: 41mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 914IUSugar: 37gFiber: 1gPotassium: 83mgCholesterol: 150mgCalories: 522kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 17gFat: 28gProtein: 7gCarbohydrates: 59gIron: 1mg
Keyword honey, southern honey pouncake, southern recipes
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Recipe FAQ + Helpful Tips

Why is Don Victor Honey used in the recipe?

Honey is a wonderful sweetener! If a recipe calls for refined sugar, you can substitute some/all of it for honey!

What do I need to do with the honeycomb?

Honeycomb is edible — and is one of my all-time favorites!

Southern Honey Pound Cake With Don Victor Honey

Shop Don Victor Honey

II used the Don Victor Honey with Comb; you can shop that here. Looking for a flavored honey? Try out the Don Victor Raspberry Honey + Don Victor Lemon Honey!

Southern Honey Pound Cake With Don Victor Honey

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My best,


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Southern Honey Pound Cake With Don Victor Honey
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    December 1, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    This looks amazing. I’ve been working on my baking skills and will have to try it out soon!

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