Pound Cake Heaven opens West Philly location

Posted on 10 January 2014

Pound Cake Heaven's Now Open sign at 5029 Baltimore Avenue (Photo by Annamarya Scaccia / West Philly Local)

Pound Cake Heaven’s Now Open sign at 5029 Baltimore Avenue (Photo by Annamarya Scaccia / West Philly Local)

Fans of pound cake and other baked deliciousness rejoice: Yeadon’s Pound Cake Heaven has made West Philly its new home.

The fledgling business, which opened two years ago, established its second location at 5029 Baltimore Avenue in November, although it hit a few rough patches due to the weather, owner and baker Pam Thornton told West Philly Local. Much like her flagship store, Pound Cake on Baltimore will offer Thornton’s signature variety of pound cake flavors, as well as pies, cobblers, layered cakes, sugar free desserts, cupcakes, and other sweets.

In addition to wanting to expand her business, Thornton told West Philly Local that she had chosen the Baltimore Avenue spot because she recognized an unmet need on the developing corridor. With its arrival, Pound Cake on Baltimore Avenue has become the only full-service dessert bakery on the strip east of 52nd Street, offering cakes for every occasion—from birthdays to weddings and family gatherings.

One of Pam Thornton's signature pound cakes (photo from Pound Cake Heaven's website)

One of Pam Thornton’s signature pound cakes (Photo from Pound Cake Heaven’s website)

As a grand opening incentive, West Philly Local readers who print out this article and bring it to Baltimore Avenue location will receive a free cupcake with their Pound Cake Heaven purchase.

Pound Cake on Baltimore Avenue is opened 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, according to Thornton and a worker at the Baltimore Avenue location. For the summer, Tuesday through Saturday closing hours will extend to 7 p.m. or 8 p.m., Thornton said.

So tell us readers, have you been able to check out Pound Cake’s new location? What do you think of the digs and baked goods?

-Annamarya Scaccia

5 Comments For This Post

  1. Lori Says:

    My partner brought back a lemon blueberry cake. It wasn’t as good as mine, and cost twice as much, but it was still good. Well above average store-bought baked goods. We will definitely go back at some point in the future.

  2. Lori Says:

    Also we are glad they are there!

  3. David H Says:

    I bought a slice of carrot cake there last month. It was delicious and huge! Four bucks a slice but it was three servings of cake. They also gave a free slice of their sour cream pound cake. Glad to have them on the block.

  4. Emily K Says:

    I had their butter sour cream cake yesterday. Very good. They recommended the piña colada cake, too, so I may try that next time.

  5. Says:

    Pound Cake Heaven owner Pam Thornton asked us to post this comment: “This is Pam the owner of Pound Cake Heaven. Wow! After reading the beautiful article, I want to thank West Philly Local for the overwhelming reception we are receiving from the Local and the community!! As mentioned with the rough patches its been a challenge, but I’m loving the people in the community and am looking forward to serving everyone. Look for the specials we will have each week. One in particular coming up will be the open house where we will have free breakfast. We’ll let West Philly Local know the date and time for the breakfast special. You will have to eat in to receive the breakfast special. We would like customers to experience Pound Cake Heaven’s ambience! We have WiFi, hot cocoa, coffee, tea and other beverages. We now offer a nice cozy environment where you can relax and enjoy our reference library of sweets. So come in and enjoy a sweet or two and browse through the library who knows you might find that recipe you’ve been looking for?? The sample flavor for this week beginning on Tuesday January 28, 2014 while supplies last will be “Pina Coloda pound cake”so stop in to experience this delicious tropical flavor!!”

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