Indulge in Decadence: Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Dear fellow baking enthusiasts,

Are you looking to add a classic staple to your baking repertoire that is both easy and impressive? Well, look no further than the Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe. This old-fashioned delight has been passed down through generations of southern cooks and has now landed in your hands.

The pound cake dates back to the early 1700s and was originally made with a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour – hence the name. This decadent cake became a staple in British cuisine and quickly spread across the globe where it remains today as one of the most popular desserts around.

But this recipe is not just any pound cake. It’s a cream cheese pound cake that adds a level of richness and tanginess to an already delicious treat. With the perfect balance of creamy, fluffy, and moist textures, every slice will undoubtedly have you reaching for seconds.

So preheat your oven, grab your ingredients and let me guide you through the steps to creating this scrumptious masterpiece. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you.


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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chele's Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake

There are countless desserts in the world, each with its own tantalizing characteristic that makes it impossible to resist. But, out of all the dessert recipes, there is one that stands out from the rest – Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe – and I’m going to tell you why you’ll love this recipe.

First and foremost, there’s no better combination of flavors than cream cheese and pound cake. Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe combines the tangy flavor of cream cheese with the comfort-inducing taste of pound cake to form an absolutely irresistible dessert. The creamy texture of the cream cheese blends perfectly with the rich, buttery flavor of the pound cake to create a dessert that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

Another reason why you’ll love this recipe is because it’s incredibly easy to make. With just a few basic ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and cream cheese, you can whip up a delicious cream cheese pound cake in no time. Plus, the simple directions make it a perfect choice for both beginner bakers or those who need a quick dessert fix.

But perhaps the best thing about Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe is its versatility. You can serve it as a stand-alone dessert or use it as a base for other desserts like whipped cream and fruit or drizzled with white chocolate glaze. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try making a savory variation by adding a pinch of creole cream cheese to the mix for an adult twist on this classic recipe.

In summary, Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe is an absolute must-try for every dessert lover out there. With its unbeatable combination of flavors, ease of preparation, and endless possibilities for variations, there really is something for everyone to enjoy in this delicious cream cheese pound cake.

Ingredient List

 Dive into a slice of heaven with Chele's Cream Cheese Pound Cake.
Dive into a slice of heaven with Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake.

Let’s start by gathering all the necessary ingredients for this Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe. For this cake, we’ll be using 3 cups of cake flour, 1/4 tsp of baking powder, a pinch of salt, 3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) of unsalted butter at room temperature, 8 oz of cream cheese also at room temperature, 3 cups of granulated sugar, and 6 large eggs. We’ll also need 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract to bring out the flavors from our ingredients. I highly recommend using Philadelphia Cream Cheese or Creole Cream Cheese since it gives the cake its delicious cream cheese flavor. Remember to use full-fat cream cheese and not a low-fat version as it could affect the texture and taste of the cake. Don’t worry about finding creole cream cheese; you can substitute it with sour cream or Southern cream cheese instead. Lastly, we’ll need buttermilk or regular whole milk to thin out our batter if necessary.

The Recipe How-To

 This is no ordinary cake, it's a decadent masterpiece.
This is no ordinary cake, it’s a decadent masterpiece.

Now it’s time to get to the heart of the matter, the steps on how to make this delicious Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake!

The Ingredients You’ll Need

To make this cake, you’ll need a few ingredients:

  • 3 cups of cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature (8 oz. each stick)
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs at room temperature (3 + 3 for later use)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature (Philadelphia Cream Cheese or Creole Cream Cheese works great)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

The Steps You’ll Follow
Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Before you begin mixing up this delicious cream cheese pound cake batter, you’ll need to preheat your oven. Set your oven temperature to 325°F and let it heat up while you’re getting your ingredients together.

Step 2: Prepare Your Bundt Pan

Take your Bundt pan, and generously butter it with softened butter (about 1 tablespoon). Be sure to cover every crevice with the butter so that your pound cake will release from the pan easily when done.

Step 3: Combine Cake Flour, Baking Powder and Salt

Next, in a large bowl sift together the cake flour, baking powder, and salt, then set aside.

Step 4: Beat Butter and Sugar Together

In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer or stand mixer to cream together the room temperature butter (3 sticks, 8 oz. each) and granulated sugar (3 cups) until light and fluffy.

Step 5: Add Eggs One At A Time

Add 3 eggs one at a time, and mix well between each egg. Then, add the remaining 3 eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each egg.

Step 6: Add Cream Cheese and Vanilla

Add the cream cheese (8 oz.) and vanilla extract (1 tsp.) to the mixture, and beat until everything is smooth and creamy.

Step 7: Gradually Add Flour Mixture

Gradually add the sifted flour mixture into the butter/sugar/egg mixture. Careful not to overmix. Stop mixing when you no longer see any visible lumps.

Step 8: Pour Batter Into Bundt Pan

Pour the cake mix into your already prepared Bundt pan, making sure to give it a little shake to level out the batter.

Step 9: Bake Your Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Place your prepared pound cake in the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes or until a *toothpick inserted into the center of

Substitutions and Variations

 A cake that'll melt in your mouth and warm your soul.
A cake that’ll melt in your mouth and warm your soul.

Now, let’s talk about how you can modify and adapt this delicious cream cheese pound cake recipe to create your own unique twist.

Firstly, if you’re looking for a lighter version of this pound cake, try substituting some of the butter with applesauce or yogurt. This will give the cake a moist, tender texture without weighing it down with too much fat.

For a tangy twist, you can use sour cream instead of cream cheese. This will give the cake a slightly different flavor and texture, but still be just as delicious.

If you want to add some extra flavor to your cake, try adding some white chocolate chips or chopped nuts to the batter. Not only will this add an extra layer of texture to the cake, but it will also make it more decadent and satisfying.

Additionally, you can swap out some of the all-purpose flour for cake flour to create a lighter, fluffier crumb. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something denser and more old-fashioned, use Southern cream instead of Philadelphia cream cheese.

Finally, for an even more indulgent version, serve your pound cake with whipped cream and drizzle it with vanilla sauce or caramel syrup. You can also experiment with different bundt pan shapes and sizes for a truly unique presentation.

Remember that as long as you stick to the basic ingredients like eggs, flour, sugar, butter and cream cheese in similar ratios then there won’t be any issues with changing up flavors!

Serving and Pairing

 Life is too short, why not add a sprinkle of indulgence with this Cream Cheese Pound Cake?
Life is too short, why not add a sprinkle of indulgence with this Cream Cheese Pound Cake?

Now comes the fun part- serving and pairing this delicious cream cheese pound cake! I personally enjoy slicing it into thick pieces and serving them alongside a steaming cup of tea or coffee in the afternoon. However, there are many other ways to serve and pair this cake!

Pairing: This cake pairs well with a variety of flavors. For instance, you may add some fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries on top, which will provide a burst of flavor that will complement the richness of the cake. Alternately, you could try pairing it with a side of whipped cream or ice cream. The cool creamy texture of whipped cream or ice cream will balance out the sweet richness of the cake.

Serving: There are many ways to enjoy this cake, whether it be at breakfast time, an afternoon tea party or a special occasion. You can serve this cake on its own or dress it up with frosting, glaze or fresh fruit.

One serving suggestion is to create a layered dessert by slicing the cake horizontally and spreading whipped cream between each layer. You can also decorate the top with some berries or chocolate shavings for an extra touch of class.

Another great idea is to use this pound cake as a base for other desserts such as trifle, bread pudding or even french toast! The possibilities are endless- allow your creativity to run wild!

By following these simple serving and pairing recommendations, you can take your Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake from an excellent snack to an exceptional dessert fit for any occasion.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Your classic pound cake with a tangy twist that'll leave you with a satisfying after taste.
Your classic pound cake with a tangy twist that’ll leave you with a satisfying after taste.

Now that your Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake is done and has whet your appetite, let me share with you some tips on how to keep it fresh even after a few days.

If you want to make it ahead of time, you can do so by baking it and then storing it in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. This cake has an amazing ability to stay moist for longer periods, but make sure not to leave it out in direct sunlight or heat, as the cheesecake filling may start to soften in high temperatures.

If you want to store the leftovers, wrap them well with plastic wrap and refrigerate them for up to 1 week. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months. Before serving again, let it thaw completely at room temperature and warm it in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes. The buttery and cheesy aroma will fill your kitchen once again!

If you’re planning to reheat individual slices, you can pop them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds or until lightly warmed. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for a delectable treat that satisfies any sweet tooth.

Remember though that while reheating changes texture, it does not diminish the delicious taste of this southern-style cream cheese pound cake. Whether served fresh or reheated from the freezer, Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake remains an irresistible treat!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Cake for breakfast? With this Cream Cheese Pound Cake, anything is possible.
Cake for breakfast? With this Cream Cheese Pound Cake, anything is possible.

To get the best results for your Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe, there are a few tips and tricks that will help you create a delicious cake that everyone will love.

Firstly, it’s important to take note of the oven temperature. Preheat your oven to 325°F before baking the cake. If the oven is too hot, the cake can rise quickly and then fall before it has had a chance to bake fully. Also, make sure that you don’t open the oven door while baking as this can cause fluctuations in temperature and cause the cake to fall.

To prevent your cake from falling, be sure to mix your ingredients well but try not to overmix. Overbeat or underbeat batter can also result in cakes that collapse, especially cream cheese pound cakes. You should mix until smooth but stop once after adding in the flour, so your cake comes out just right.

Another essential tip is to choose a proper bundt pan size that works for you. Ensure it’s big enough so that there’s room for the cake to rise without overflowing outside of the pan or spilling onto the bottom of your oven. I recommend using a 10-12 cup bundt pan for this recipe as it works perfectly for size.

When baking your Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe, another critical aspect is time management. Do not over-bake or under-bake your cake as this may affect its texture and make it dry or too soggy. Bake your cake for approximately an hour and 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Finally, once baked, cook on wire rack at room temperature before serving or icing (if desired). This helps any residual heat escape without moisture buildup underneath and makes slicing easier.

Follow these tips and create a perfect cream cheese pound cake to impress even those with challenging tastes!


Now that you have all the information necessary to make the perfect Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake, you might still have some questions or concerns. In this section, we will answer some of the most common queries related to this recipe. From baking time to ingredient substitution, we’ve got you covered! So, read on and let’s get ready to bake!

Why does my cream cheese pound cake fall?

To ensure a perfect cake, it’s important to be mindful of the proper measurements for ingredients. Too much sugar or leavening can result in a collapsed cake, while an excess amount of flour can cause it to be dry. You can also avoid mishaps by double-checking your oven’s temperature accuracy with an oven thermometer.

Why is my pound cake not moist?

When a cake turns out dry, it could be due to over-baking or an improper quantity of key ingredients like flour, butter, or sugar. One approach to fix this is to increase the moisture content by reducing the oven temperature or taking it out of the oven earlier than expected.

Why is my pound cake tough?

When preparing a cake, it’s crucial to mix the batter correctly to achieve the desired texture. Avoid overmixing the batter, as it can lead to a tough and rubbery outcome. Instead, aim to mix the dry and wet ingredients until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter. Mix in small increments and only blend until just combined to prevent overmixing. This will ensure that your cake turns out light, fluffy, and delicious.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe is nothing short of a delight. Its delicious taste and versatility in both serving and pairing make it a must-have in any recipe collection. Plus, with easy-to-follow instructions and tips for perfect results, even novice bakers can enjoy the satisfaction of creating a decadent dessert.

By utilizing quality ingredients such as cream cheese, butter, and sour cream, this cake enables you to experience the richness of Southern cream cakes in your own home. Whether served with a dollop of whipped cream or paired with a warm cup of coffee, this cake is sure to please any crowd.

So why not try Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe today? You won’t regret it!

Chele's Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Chele’s Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

recipe from my cousin in Arizona
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 7399.1kcal


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 lb butter, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavor extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream cheese and oleo till fluffy. Add eggs and mix. Beat in remaining ingredients. Pour into greased and floured tube pan.
  • Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees, then 30 minutes at 325 degrees.
  • Cool 15 minutes and remove from pan.
  • Sift powdered sugar on top.


Serving: 1862g | Calories: 7399.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 905.2g | Protein: 93.6g | Fat: 386.3g | Saturated Fat: 228.7g | Cholesterol: 2098mg | Sodium: 3601.3mg | Fiber: 10.3g | Sugar: 610g

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