Pound Cake French Toast

Pound cake makes a rich and wonderful dessert or brunch dish.
Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 16 mins
Servings: 2 servings

This French toast pound cake takes just minutes to fix, and it can be made with store-bought or homemade pound cake. I used this 2-egg pound cake recipe for my French toast (pictured).

Without a doubt, a dense, buttery pound cake makes a fabulous dessert with or without fruit, berries, or dessert sauce. This French toast is yet another way to enjoy pound cake, and it is amazing. 

Drizzle a few tablespoons of warmed strawberry preserves over the pound cake French toast, or top the slices with berries and cream, caramel or butterscotch sauce, or your favorite maple or fruit syrup.

The recipe is written for two thick slices for two people and it is very easy to scale up for 4, 6, or more people.

See Also
Basic French Toast
Pain Perdu - New Orleans Style French Toast
Granola-Crusted French Toast Sticks​


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk (or half-and-half)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons butter (approximately, for the skillet)
  • 2 thick slices pound cake (about 3/4 inch thickness)
  • Garnish: syrup, fruit, warmed preserves, powdered sugar, or berries and whipped cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2.  In a wide, shallow bowl, combine the egg, milk, sugar, and cinnamon, if using, vanilla, and salt. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and well blended.

  3. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt the butter.

  4. Dip a slice of pound cake in the egg batter mixture, turning carefully to coat both sides. Don't let the cake soak for long or it could break down. Using a spatula, move the coated slice of pound cake to the skillet. Repeat with the remaining slice of cake.

  5. Let the pound cake slices cook for about 3 minutes, or until the bottoms are browned. Carefully turn each slice to brown the other side.

  6. Serve pound cake French toast with warm preserves, syrup, fruit or berries, or a dessert sauce. Or simply sprinkle the slices with powdered sugar.

Tips and Variations

  • Double or triple the recipe and freeze the extra pound cake French toast. Place the cooked French toast slices on a baking sheet and freeze until firm. Transfer to zip-close freezer bags and freeze for up to 2 months. Reheat in the skillet.

  • Add a dash of nutmeg and replace the vanilla with rum flavoring for an eggnog flavored pound cake French toast.


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