Around these parts, we believe in cakes — birthday cakes, layer cakes, ice cream cakes, and yes, cupcakes. We are especially beholden, though, to the pound cake, who always tells it like it is (see: “pound”) and never ever puts on airs. Just stir the batter in a big bowl, pour it into a simple loaf pan, and — voilá — CAKE, at your service. What we’re trying to say is… we want that cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake. Here are 20 of our favorite recipes!

1. The Very Best Pound Cake: Simplicity prevails. (via Anecdotes and Apples)

2. Chocolate Orange Cream Cheese Pound Cake: With all its goods, this might actually be a pound-and-a-half cake. (via Joy The Baker)

3. Glazed Dulce De Leche Pound Cake: Nothing says gluttony like a cake marinating in dulce de leche. YES PLZ. (via Scarletta Bakes)

4. Chocolate Coconut Rum Cake: If you don’t have any friends, you should make this cake and then you’ll have some. (via Sarah Eats Austin)

5. Matcha Green Tea Pound Cake: Zen, gone rogue. (via The Vintage Mixer)

6. Blood Orange Pound Cake With Wheat Beer: You had us at “beer.” (via The Beeroness)

7. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Pound Cake: 24/7. (via A Beautiful Bite)

8. Rosemary Lemon Pound Cake: Sophisticated and special. (via Modern Taste)

9. Sour Cream Pound Cake With White Chocolate Filling: Hello and I love you. (via Baking Chic)

10. Tropical Banana Pound Cake: With all the flavors of the tropics, this loaf will warm you right up. (via Diet Hood)

11. Coffee Chocolate Hazelnut Pound Cake: A sweet cake with a dark, dark heart. (via A Brown Table)

12. Hidden Heart Cherry Chocolate Pound Cake: Say “I love you” — but say it with cake. (via Boulder Locavore)

13. Raspberry White Chocolate Pound Cake: Fresh raspberries. White chocolate. ALL the powdered sugar. Everything is good. (via Kleinworth + Co.)

14. Coconut Lime Greek Yogurt Pound Cake: Greek yogurt is the secret weapon. (via Le Creme de la Crumb)

15. Dark Chocolate Chunk and Key Lime Pound Cake: Treat yo’self. (via Prevention RD)

16. Raisin Pound Cake: The best thing to happen to old grapes since wine. (via Tasty Thoughts)

17. Bourbon Praline Pound Cake: This loaf makes sure you’re getting your recommended daily dose of bourbon. (via Gourmandistan)

18. Meyer Lemon Pound Cake: Bright and light and tart and sweet — all the good things, all for you. (via Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine)

19. Mini Brown Butter Vanilla Pound Cakes: They’re mini. So one for me, and one for you. (via How Sweet It Is)

20. Eggnog Pound Cake With Rum Glaze: Christmas should happen more often. (via Savory Simple)

Chocolate? Vanilla? Laced with booze? How do you cake? Talk to us in the comments or say hi on Twitter\.