Delicious Pound Cake Recipe with Crunchy Granola Topping

If you’re the type of person who loves a good pound cake (who doesn’t?), with a dose of texture and crunch added in, then this recipe for Pound Cake With Granola is just what the doctor ordered. Straight out of Britain, this recipe is sure to become a household staple once you taste how scrumptious it is. Best of all? This recipe is super easy to make, even if you’re not a seasoned baker.

With the addition of granola, it’s safe to say that this isn’t your standard pound cake recipe. The granola adds extra layers of flavor and texture that make each bite even more irresistible than standard pound cake alone. It’s perfect for breakfast or as dessert when you crave something sweet, simple, yet at the same time indulgent. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced baker, get ready to be wowed by this pound cake recipe incorporating your favourite granola cereal!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pound Cake With Granola
Pound Cake With Granola

Can’t get enough of pound cake? Are you also a huge fan of granola? Well, my Pound Cake with Granola recipe is perfect for you! Not only is this cake recipe super easy to make, it’s also incredibly delicious. Trust me, once you sink your teeth into a slice of this cake, you’ll be hooked.

What makes this recipe super unique is the addition of granola cereal. The crunchy texture and nutty flavor add an extra dimension to a classic pound cake that everyone loves. The combination of plain yogurt and granola makes for an exceptionally moist and flavorful cake.

This recipe is great for any time of day. Have a slice for breakfast or pair it with your favorite tea or coffee for a mid-day snack. The granola in the cake adds that extra crunch element, and pairs perfectly with the soft and moist crumbly cake.

And don’t forget the berries! Fresh granola berries on top adds a burst of freshness and color to the pound cake. It’s not only aesthetically pleasing but full of antioxidant goodness.

Whether you’re in need of a quick breakfast or dessert option, the Pound Cake with Granola recipe should definitely be on your list to try – especially if you’re a pound cake or granola fanatic like me!

Ingredient List

 Dense, buttery pound cake slices topped with crunchy granola crumbles and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Dense, buttery pound cake slices topped with crunchy granola crumbles and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make this delicious pound cake with granola recipe:

For the cake:

  • 1 box of pound cake mix
  • 2 cups of granola cereal
  • 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 4 eggs

For the granola topping:

  • 1 cup of granola cereal
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

Optional toppings:

  • Yogurt and granola berries
  • Chocolate or hazelnut spread

These ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, and some are likely already in your pantry. Make sure to double check your ingredient list before heading to the store.

The Recipe How-To

 Perfect for a weekend brunch or afternoon tea with friends.
Perfect for a weekend brunch or afternoon tea with friends.

Now, let’s dive into the most exciting part – the recipe itself. Making this Granola Pound Cake is super easy and surprisingly quick.


  • 1 Sara Lee pound cake
  • 2 cups of granola cereal
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup of water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Break up the pound cake into medium sized pieces and set them aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the granola cereal and yogurt, mixing well until all the granola is coated.
  4. Add in two eggs while continuing to stir the mixture together.
  5. After that, slowly pour in ¼ cup of water and continue to mix well.
  6. Next, add in the pound cake pieces to the mixture and fold them in gently to avoid breaking them apart.
  7. Once everything is combined evenly, transfer the mixture to a greased loaf pan (9×5) or bundt cake pan.
  8. Place it in the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  9. When done, remove from oven and let it cool down for around 20-30 minutes.
  10. Finally, slice your delicious Granola Pound Cake into bite-sized pieces, plate it up with some fresh fruit or ”’yogurt granola berries”’ on top, and enjoy this delectable treat!

Enjoy this super easy yet delicious Granola Pound Cake Recipe that can be made in no time without compromising on flavor!

Substitutions and Variations

 Warm, comforting-and oh so delicious!
Warm, comforting-and oh so delicious!

As someone who is always experimenting in the kitchen, I know that sometimes a recipe calls for ingredients you don’t have on hand or maybe there’s something you’re not particularly fond of. Fear not! This pound cake with granola recipe is flexible enough to let you add your own spin to it.

For starters, if you’re not a fan of plain yogurt, you can substitute it for any flavored yogurt of your choice like lemon or blueberry. The yogurt adds moisture to the cake and makes it extra tender so don’t skip it entirely.

Next, if you don’t have granola cereal, fear not! You can make your own “granola” by combining rolled oats with a sweetener like honey or maple syrup and adding nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown for a homemade granola crunch.

Additionally, if you want to give this cake an extra boost of richness, try swirling in some cream cheese into the batter before baking.

If you prefer nuts over granola, try substituting hazelnuts for the granola or adding some almond slivers for additional crunch.

For those who are vegan or dairy-free, swap out the eggs and yogurt for unsweetened applesauce and plant-based yogurt respectively. You can also omit the butter and use canola oil instead.

Finally, this cake is open to interpretation when it comes to fruit additions. Apples would be a great addition in fall time whilst banana’s would be delicious all year round. If chocolate is more your speed, sprinkle some chocolate granola on top before baking for an indulgent treat.

Some substitutions may work better than others but that’s part of the fun in cooking – making something your own. Keep experimenting and happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent treat.
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent treat.

Once you’ve baked your delicious granola pound cake, it’s time to serve and pair it up with the perfect accompaniments.

This granola cake recipe can be served warm or at room temperature. It’s a versatile dessert that can stand on its own or be paired up with other ingredients to create stunning combinations.

One traditional serving suggestion is to top a slice of pound cake with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, making it an indulgent treat for any dessert lover. Alternatively, try topping your slice with some fresh berries or a drizzle of honey to add some natural sweetness and freshness to the dish.

If you’re looking for something more unconventional, try serving the granola cake alongside a cup of tea or coffee for an afternoon snack or breakfast treat. The granola adds a great crunch to every bite, making it an excellent complement to your morning coffee.

For those who prefer savory bites, try pairing the granola pound cake with some toasted nuts or cured meats like smoked salmon or prosciutto. This will make for a perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors.

Whether you’re hosting a brunch party or just want to treat yourself to a satisfying dessert, this pound cake granola recipe is super easy to serve and pair up with different ingredients, making sure that there’s something for everyone’s taste buds.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your kitchen will smell amazing as this cake bakes in the oven.
Your kitchen will smell amazing as this cake bakes in the oven.

As a busy chef, I understand the value of having make-ahead options. This granola pound cake can be made in advance and stored for up to 3 days at room temperature. Simply wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep it fresh.

If you want to extend the shelf-life of your cake, simply store it in the fridge for up to a week. When you’re ready to eat it, bring it to room temperature before serving.

For reheating, use an oven preheated to 350°F. Place the cake in the oven for 5-7 minutes until warmed through. You can also use a microwave on medium power for about 20 seconds per slice.

Remember that reheating techniques may vary depending on the type of device you are using, so it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the cake while reheating.

Whether you have it for breakfast, serve it as a dessert or a mid-day snack, my granola pound cake recipe is perfect for any occasion, and with the make-ahead and storing options mentioned above, you can enjoy this cake anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

 This recipe is easy to follow and yields a classic, timeless dessert.
This recipe is easy to follow and yields a classic, timeless dessert.

When it comes to baking a pound cake with granola, there are a few tips and tricks that can help ensure perfect results every time. In this section, I’ll share some of my favorite tips for baking the best granola pound cake.

First, be sure to use room temperature ingredients. This includes the butter, eggs, and yogurt. When these ingredients are at room temperature, they will mix together better and create a smoother batter. If you forget to take out your ingredients ahead of time, gently heat them in the microwave for a few seconds until they reach room temperature.

Another important tip is to not overmix the batter. Overmixing can lead to a dense and tough cake, rather than the light and fluffy texture that pound cakes are known for. To avoid this, mix the dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately before combining them. Then, only mix until just combined.

For the best granola topping on your pound cake, use high quality granola cereal that is clustered together well. This will provide a satisfying crunch and add extra flavor to each bite.

I also recommend letting the cake cool completely before slicing and serving. This will allow the flavors to fully develop and make each bite even more delicious.

Lastly, have fun experimenting with different variations of this recipe! Try adding in your favorite fruits or swapping out the type of granola for a unique twist on this classic dessert. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to bake a perfect pound cake with granola every time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the pound cake with granola recipe is an absolute must-try for anyone who loves moist and flavor-packed cakes. It is super easy to make and can be customized in so many ways to suit your taste preferences. Whether you are a fan of fruity flavors, chocolatey goodness, or nutty treats, this recipe has got you covered.

Make sure to follow the tips and recommendations provided in this article to achieve perfect results every time. And don’t be afraid to experiment with substitutions and variations to create your very own signature pound cake with granola.

Lastly, remember that food is not just about nourishment but also about sharing special moments with loved ones. So, grab a slice of this delicious cake and pair it with some coffee or tea for a memorable dessert experience. Happy baking!

Pound Cake With Granola

Pound Cake With Granola Recipe

A super pound cake. It has granola mixed in and sprinkled on top. This is GOOD!!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Western
Keyword < 60 Mins, Breakfast, Dessert, Easy, Grains, Oven
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Calories 328.9kcal


  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 8 ounces plain yogurt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granola cereal


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons water


  • Heat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Grease and flour 10inch tube pan.
  • In large bowl, combine cake mix,water, oil, yogurt, and eggs.
  • Beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  • Pour half the batter in pan.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 cup granola.
  • Spread remaining batter over granola, and sprinkle with remaining granola.
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes Use the toothpick test.
  • Cool in pan 30 minutes, then invert onto cake plate.
  • For glaze, mix powdered sugar and water until smooth.
  • Drizzle over warm cake.


Serving: 102g | Calories: 328.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.5g | Protein: 5.7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2.6g | Cholesterol: 56.4mg | Sodium: 316.2mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 26.9g

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