Cake comes in so many delicious forms: sponge cake, upside down cake, coffee cake, angel food cake, short cake … with so many options, it’s perhaps not surprising that the simple pound cake doesn’t grab the attention it deserves.

Dating back to the early 1700s, pound cake got its name from its original, super-simple recipe: one full pound each of butter, sugar, flour and eggs. While that recipe has been changed up a bit over the centuries, and pound cake now comes in a variety of flavors, the unique features of this cake remain. Essentially, pound cakes are richer and denser than most other cake varieties, making them ideal for molding, shaping, and cutting into well-defined shapes.

Because of the versatility of pound cake and its ability to incorporate additional ingredients to alter its flavor and form, a basic pound cake recipe, like Tastefully Simple’s easy pound cake mixes, can be the foundation of a world of delicious desserts. Here are 7 ways one of those products, Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix, creates a different treat every night of the week!

Chocolate Rhubarb Cupcakes. Cupcakes are a perfect size for snacking and desserts. This version features a sweet surprise: a tangy filling of Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread in the center.

Classy Chocolate Biscotti. Who knew homemade biscotti was so simple? This rich, chocolate version is perfect for dunking in your favorite coffee.

Classy Chocolate Caramel Trifle. Your guests will ooh and aah when you set this beautiful showpiece on the table – and only you need to know how quick and easy it is to layer chunks of Classy Chocolate Pound Cake with fresh raspberries and Creamy Caramel Sauce.

Chocolate Nirvana Slow Cooker Pudding Cake. Your slow cooker is the simple secret to this fudgy, melty chocolate cake. Scoop and serve warm with fresh fruit, whipped cream or ice cream.

Slow Cooked Chocolate Cherry Cake. Let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting for this decadent dessert, too. Sweet chocolate and tart cherries are perfect partners in this easy “dump” cake.

Mini Black Forest Cakes. Keep this one at the front of the recipe box for when the occasion calls for an impressive dessert. Bonus: no special skills are needed to create this tiny masterpieces.

Rhubarb Strawberry Chocolate Stars. Be the star of the next bake sale or just fill the cookie jar with these simple, fun star-shaped sandwich cookies filled with a silky, Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread flavored cream.

Find even more ways to love Classy Chocolate Pound Cake Mix, plus Absolutely Almond Pound Cake Mix and Sunny Lemon Pound Cake Mix, at

– kgm