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Sweet Molasses Pound Cake Recipe

This Sweet Molasses Pound Cake is so easy to make, and it tastes like Christmas in your mouth. You will love this recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas dessert, molasses cake, pound cake, sweet molasses pound cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 449kcal


  • Bread Pan
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup butter (cold and diced into small chunks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with non stick cooking spray. Line the sprayed bread pan with parchment or baking wax paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice, until fully incorporated.
  • In a smaller saucepan combine the brown sugar and milk, over medium heat. Mix until the brown sugar has dissolved into the milk and the temperature is warm.
  • In a separate sauce pan, add the molasses and corn syrup over medium heat. Mix and combine until fully incorporated and warm to the touch.
  • Remove both the pans from the stove, and let cool.
  • With the dry ingredients bowl, add the butter pieces and mix with an electric mixer, until the flour appears crumbly, and the butter is fully mixed.
  • Add the brown sugar and milk combination to the dry ingredients. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Then add the molasses and corn syrup mixture, until fully combined.
  • Whisk in the egg and vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool for an hour.
  • Lift the sides of the parchment paper, and remove the pound cake from the pan.
  • Frost, or garnish with powdered sugar, candy canes, sprinkles, or even plain is delicious.


Garnish this cake as desired. I love cream cheese frosting, so I made our Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, to go on top.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 439mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 2mg