Recipe: Peek-a-boo Pound Cake

With these peekaboo pound cake recipes all over the internet I had to give them a try to let you know the real deal on how easy they are to make. Did I have success or a major fail? You will have to read below to get the true scoop on just how simple these cakes are to make.



  • 2 Boxes of Poundcake Mix (Or if you are feeling ambitious you can make the cake from scratch.)
  • Food Coloring
  • Cookie Cutter


  • 25 Minutes to Prep
  • 1 -1.5 Hours to Chill
  • 1.5 Hours to Bake


  • 8-10 Slices per loaf


  • This is not difficult, but does take some patience to ensure your pound cake turns out perfect.


Make 1 of the cakes per the instructions on the box. Add in food coloring to your desired shade.


Place in a loaf pan and bake. You will want to under bake the cake by about 10 minutes, so this means based off of my recipe I had the cake in the oven for about 35 minutes.


Once the cake is done remove from oven and let cool. Once the cake is cooled remove from the cake pan and refrigerate for up to 4 hours. I did not want to wait that long, so I threw the cake in the freezer for about 1 hour. When your cake has chilled slice the loaf info slices about the size of the cookie cutter you selected.



Use your cookie cutter to stamp out the shapes from each slice of cake. Thought it may not seem like you will have enough slices to fill your loaf pan, you absolutely will!


Mix up your second batch of pound cake, but this time without food coloring.


Pour a thin layer of mix into the bottom of the greased pan. When I say thin we mean thin. Too much and your pieces will float up once the bottom layer raises. I barely covered the bottom of the cake pan.


Place your cookie cutter shaped pieces of cake in a row down the middle of your pan.


Use the remainder of you batter to pour into your loaf pan. Be sure to totally cover the sides and don’t let the batter overflow!


Bake according to package instructions and let cool fully before cutting.


Through out this entire recipe I was convinced that it was too simple and that was bound to be a fail, but I can happily say I was wrong. How cute would a slice of this peekaboo pound cake be served up next to a cup of tea at a bridal shower?!  Send us your peekaboo pound cake photos to or tag us @DIYBrideBlog on Instagram.




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