Cookie Butter Pound Cake

Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!

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Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!What is your favorite ‘big’ vacation that you’ve taken recently?  I don’t mean piling in the car to visit the in-laws for the holidays.  I’m talking about a pure vacation.  One where you put your feet up and stare at the ocean waves for hours on end.  Oh, who am I kidding?  We don’t do ocean vacations around here.  That’s far too relaxing!  Whenever we plan ‘big’ vacations, we always pack the days full of exploring the towns and countryside.  And we may or may not plan our vacation around good food, too.

Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!Over the past several years, we’ve been lucky enough to make trips to Scotland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.  Oh, and Canada, too…I always forget about Canada since we can drive there now that we live in upstate New York.  You’ll notice that there are no Caribbean islands on this list.  I’m not opposed to the Caribbean, but it’s just that exploring Europe sounds like so much more fun to me!

Our last big vacation was two Springs ago, but it was an awesome one.  As I mentioned in this Speculoos Cookies post last year, my wife and I got the chance to go on a private tour of the Biscoff factory.  The factory is located in a small village about an hour(ish) outside of Brussels, Belgium.  This was hands-down one of the most unique experiences ever!

Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!After wandering the factory floor (and sampling Biscoff cookies straight off the conveyor belt), we chatted with the head baker about concepts for new Biscoff products.  They had just released a chocolate covered Biscoff cookie shaped like dinosaurs.  We might have sampled a few of those.  (Delicious!)  But I was particularly intrigued when he told us how Biscoff Spread (aka cookie butter) was developed by accident.  Talk about ‘oops’ in the best way ever!

Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!The other day, I pulled some cookie butter out of the pantry.  (I was actually looking for the olive oil, but I found cookie butter instead.  Oops.)  That cookie butter soon ended up in this delicious Cookie Butter Pound Cake…and I’m glad it did!  My wife and I shared slices of this pound cake with friends.  Nothing says good friends like sitting down with a mug of coffee and a slice of Cookie Butter Pound Cake!

Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!What is your favorite holiday baking recipe?

Team Relaxing Vacation…or Team Explore-the-Countryside Vacation?

Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!

Cookie Butter Pound Cake

Grab a mug of coffee and a slice of this Cookie Butter Pound Cake for a delicious holiday treat!
Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 457kcal


For the Cake

For the Glaze


  • Grease and flour a standard bundt pan; set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Using a countertop mixer, cream together the butter, cookie butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy (~2-3 minutes on medium speed.)
  • Add eggs; mix until well combined.
  • Add remaining ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk, sour cream and vanilla). Mix until well combined, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as needed.
  • Using a spatula, pour batter into greased bundt pan.
  • Bake for 65-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out mostly clean.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 30 minutes and then transfer to a baking rack until completely cool.
  • Meanwhile, make the Glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth.
  • Pour Glaze on top of cooled cake and garnish with crumbled speculoos (i.e. Biscoff) cookies.

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  1. I’m on team explore! The last trip we took was this fall to Munich, which I fell head over heels in love with.
    I really wish I could try Speculoos! Darn this wheat allergy, this cake sounds delectable.

    1. Woohoo Team Explore! Oh man, I would love to visit Munich. I’ve heard amazing things about that city! Darn you, wheat allergy. Sorry, Lauren! But I’ll just eat your slice for you, mmmkay? 🙂

  2. Lil Shashi and I always are Team-Explore-the-Countryside-Vacation – or Team-Explore-the-Cityside-Vacation or Team-Explore-Disneyworld-Vacation! Looks like we need to add Team-Explore-the-Spiced-Pantry-Vacation to our list – cos I’m fascinated by this pantry of yours where you go looking for olive oil and find cookie butter! 🙂
    Dude – this pound cake is simply decadent -just looking at it through this dusty screen of mine shows me how moist it is! Amazing job!

    1. Haha…you and lil Shashi are just on Team Vacation. Team I don’t care where, but let’s just go on vacation! 🙂 You are totally welcome to come explore our pantry on your next vacation, but don’t be surprised when you find obscene amounts of cookie butter hanging out in random places! Have a great weekend, Shashi!

    1. Oh my gosh! You totally need to stop what you’re doing and go get some cookie butter today! Biscoff Spread is the classic, but a couple other companies now make their own versions. Seriously. Go get some. 🙂 Thanks, Kathy!

  3. I’m drooling over your cake! You mad genious! I love pound cake and go nuts for Biscoff. There’s a doughnut shop here in Chicago that makes doughnuts filled with cookie butter. Heaven! You know what else is heaven? St Martin! I’ve spent day after day rolling in the waves in a tiny, secluded St Martin cove, sipping rum punch until it’s eventually time to wander back to the guesthouse for French wine, pate, and unpasteurized cheese. I’m envious of your trip to Brussels – particularly the factory tour … what??? But I hope you get a chance to experience the Caribbean one day.

    1. Doughnuts filled with cookie butter? Say what? I wish you hadn’t told me that, Jeff. I totally had a nice, relaxing day planned…but now I will be driving to Chicago to get some of these aforementioned doughnuts. Also, St. Martin, too? Can I go to St. Martin and eat doughnuts stuffed with cookie butter? That sounds like a pretty awesome vacation to me!

  4. That’s good that you travel to Canada too. This means you can drop a food parcel some day (read you don’t need to spend your money on postal expenses. Thus, you could stuff the box with more foodies). I think this delish cake would be a great thing to start off. And David, by saying “grab a slice” did you mean a 20-inch slice, didn’t you? In my book, having any cake less than 20-inch slice is just wasting time and apparently the cake:)

      1. I do indeed travel to Canada, Ben! It’s been a couple of years, and I really want to go back to Montreal again. Plus, there are a bunch of curling tournaments I want to go to in Canada! 🙂 And clearly a slice of this cake would be 20 inches…anything less would just be a disappointment!

    1. Tell me about it, JD! We haven’t traveled internationally in a couple of years now, and I am totally missing it! And of course, all of our vacations are centered around food. It wouldn’t be a vacation without delicious food, right? 🙂

  5. Why I’d eat this whole cookie butter pound cake for your passport! And trust me, you don’t need to twist my arm to do it, this cake screams moisture and mouthwatering! I’m Team anywhere outside of the DMV area (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) 🙂

    1. Hahaha…I’m with ya there, Tonya! Team Any Vacation is a Good Vacation is always a solid option! I’ll save you a slice of pound cake…but you better hurry! 🙂

    1. Say what? I had a jar of Biscoff Spread that was labeled for the European market. Maybe it never made it’s way out of Belgium? Oh well, guess you’ll just have to come back over to the States soon, huh? 🙂

    1. Hahaha…tell me about, Rachelle! I sure could use a vacation these days. And I will gladly save you a slice if you do the 3am feedings! Heck, I’ll make you a whole darn cake! Those 3am feedings are the worst! 🙂

  6. This looks scrumptious! I was making another round of your cinnamon twists to bring in to my office tomorrow (after making more than a few of them at Thanksgiving – mine don’t come out looking as nice, but they taste great) … and decided to just hit your home link and check out other recipes. Uh oh. I’m going to have to table more browsing for a lunch hour. This, the toasted coconut rum cake (which sounds like it could make wonderful cupcakes as well!) … I know I’ll enjoy spending time exploring your site. Thank you!

    1. Wow, thank you so much for your kind comments, Bonnie! You totally just made my morning after I read your note. 🙂 I’d forgotten about those cinnamon twists…it’s been a while since I made a batch. Clearly I need to get on that! And I bet the toasted coconut rum cake would indeed make good cupcakes. Plus, smaller cakes are always better, right? I appreciate your comment so much. Without awesome folks like you, I wouldn’t be able to keep this crazy site going! Thank you!

  7. Dude, I can’t ever fathom those people just go overseas and lie on a beach….Most of my mates do it like that and I’m like…you’re in Thailand go explore!

    Finding the infamous Biscoff was definitely a European highlight at the start, until you travelled by plane and rail and they served those cookies and they just didn’t live up to it! Big fist bump for packing it into a pound cake- Yum!

    1. Heck yeah! Go explore. Get lost in some random city where you can’t speak the language. Ok, maybe not lost lost. Just kinda lost. This pound cake was seriously delicious! They should start serving slices of this one on the plane!

  8. I’m with you, we don’t sit around the pool or beaches, we live next to one – so it’s all about exploring and adventure time on our vacations. Last one was Turkey, three years ago and we traveled 2,300 miles cruising all over from Istanbul to Troy and down to Ephesus and up to Ankara. Beautiful people, country and the food? Wow, I never had so many different grilled meals, lentil soups and THE best flavored tomatoes of all time. India is fast approaching in March, can’t wait!
    I need to admit I have never tried cookie butter. There, I said it. This has me thinking it’s in my future though. This looks fantastic. #WolfPackBakers

    1. That’s right! You guys already live in a vacation spot pretty much. Man, that trip to Turkey sounds like it’s right up my alley. I would love to go to Troy!! I forgot you guys are going to India soon. I suspect I’m going to really jealous of all the delicious foods and sights from that trip. 🙂 Wait. Never tried cookie butter. Go get some now. It’s like peanut butter…but it’s cookies. Seriously. Go now.

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