Delicious Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe for Any Occasion

Welcome to my kitchen! As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I have had the pleasure of creating and perfecting many delicious recipes over the years. Today, I am excited to introduce you to my Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe.

This cake is soft, moist, and bursting with a delightful cream cheese flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Every bite of this cake will leave you feeling warm and cozy, thanks to the heavenly combination of butter and sugar that makes this recipe irresistible.

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it also uses simple ingredients that can be found in any pantry or grocery store. Whether you’re looking for the best cream cheese pound cake recipe or simply want an easy dessert that will impress your guests, this recipe is the perfect choice.

So why not treat yourself today to a delicious slice of mellow cream cheese pound cake? Join me in my kitchen as I show you how to make this delectable dessert that is sure to become a staple in your recipe collection.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Are you looking for the perfect pound cake recipe that’s not too sweet, but still full of flavor? Look no further than this Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe. This recipe is versatile and easy to make, making it a great choice for both novice and experienced bakers alike.

One of the key ingredients in this pound cake recipe is cream cheese. Now, I know what you might be thinking – cream cheese in a pound cake? But trust me on this one. The addition of cream cheese adds a subtle tanginess that perfectly complements the buttery sweetness of the cake.

Another great feature of this recipe is its mellow flavor profile. It’s not too overpowering or rich, making it perfect for pairing with other desserts or serving on its own with a cup of tea. Plus, it’s incredibly versatile! You can put your own spin on it by adding lemon zest or vanilla extract to create an entirely different flavor.

Additionally, this recipe yields a soft and fluffy cake that is sure to impress your guests. It’s great for special occasions, potlucks or just an evening treat. With its light and velvety texture, you’ll want to savor every bite.

In short, this Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe provides everything you could ask for in a dessert: a balanced flavor profile, versatility for customization, and a texture that is both satisfying and fluffy. Give it a try and see why it’s become my go-to dessert recipe that I absolutely adore!

Ingredient List

 Let the aroma of freshly baked Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake fill your kitchen!
Let the aroma of freshly baked Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake fill your kitchen!

Here is a list of essential ingredients you need to make this mellow cream cheese pound cake recipe:

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of unsalted butter, softened (room temperature)
  • 8 oz of cream cheese, softened (room temperature)
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla flavoring

You may also need some additional ingredients for variations like lemon zest or cherry pie filling. Nevertheless, these are the main ingredients to get started with your delicious cream cheese pound cake.

The Recipe How-To

 One bite and you’ll be transported back to Grandma’s house.
One bite and you’ll be transported back to Grandma’s house.

Now that you’ve gathered the ingredients and preheated your oven to 325°F, it’s time to make the Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake. You will need a stand mixer, a large mixing bowl, a spatula, and a bundt pan or a loaf cake pan.

Step 1: Cream Butter and Sugar

In the mixing bowl, cream together 2 cups of softened butter and 1 (8 oz) package of softened cream cheese using the stand mixer until they’re light and fluffy.

Step 2: Add Sugar and Beat Them Well

Next, gradually add in 4 cups of sugar, beating the mixture well after each addition till it’s fully incorporated.

Step 3: Add Eggs One at A Time

Add in 6 large eggs, one at a time, making sure to beat well after each addition.

Step 4: Add Flour in Batches

Sift together 4 cups of all-purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt. Gradually add in the flour mixture into the butter-sugar-egg batter in batches, alternating with additions of 1 cup of buttermilk, mixing well after each addition.

Step 5: Add Vanilla Flavouring

Finally, add in 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavoring.

Step 6: Bake the Cake

Pour the batter into a greased and floured bundt pan or loaf pan. Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Note: If you’re making a lemon pound cake, add grated lemon zest, preferably from fresh lemon juice, alongside vanilla flavouring.

Now that you know how to make this amazing cake let us move on with what other cool things you can do to enhance your dessert!

Substitutions and Variations

 Top your slice with fresh, juicy berries or a dollop of whipped cream!
Top your slice with fresh, juicy berries or a dollop of whipped cream!

One of the great things about this Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe is its versatility. You can easily make substitutions or adjustments to create delicious variations that cater to your taste buds. Here are a few ideas:

– Instead of vanilla flavoring, get creative with other extracts such as almond or lemon extract for a more fruity flavor.

– Try using half all-purpose flour and half cake flour for a lighter texture.

– For an extra burst of flavor, mix in some chocolate chips, chopped nuts or dried fruits.

– Experiment with different toppings such as whipped cream, fresh berries or even a drizzle of caramel sauce.

– If you want to cut back on calories, try substituting some of the butter and sugar with other ingredients like Greek yogurt or applesauce.

Lastly, if you prefer a loaf cake instead of a bundt pan cake, simply adjust the baking time accordingly. With so many options and adaptations available, this recipe is one that can be customized to suit any taste or preference.

Serving and Pairing

 Nothing pairs better with a warm cup of tea than a slice of Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake.
Nothing pairs better with a warm cup of tea than a slice of Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake.

When it comes to serving this mellow cream cheese pound cake, there are endless possibilities to make it even more delicious. The cake’s sweet and tangy flavors pair perfectly with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a cozy afternoon snack. Alternatively, you can serve slices of this cake on a dessert plate for a dinner party, topped with your favorite fruit sauce or whipped cream.

For a more indulgent treat, try serving slices of the cake slightly warmed and drizzled with some chocolate or caramel sauce. It is also an excellent option for an elegant brunch buffet – think about adding some fresh fruit alongside the cake.

To make things even more tasty, don’t forget to slice the pound cake and toast it in butter! This makes a perfect bread substitute at breakfast time or for afternoon tea. You can even top it with warm cherry pie filling or make some cream cheese frosting for a delicious twist.

I recommend serving this cake with some fresh berries like raspberries and strawberries that enhance its flavor profile. It would be lovely as a weekend bake; you can decorate the cake by scattering over any candy-coated chocolates or crushed cookies.

Accompanied by a big scoop of ice cream, warm or cold slice by slice is another great thing about this cake. In conclusion, feel free to get creative with serving and pairing this mellow cream cheese pound cake!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Catch a glimpse of the delicate golden crust and creamy center.
Catch a glimpse of the delicate golden crust and creamy center.

One of the greatest things about this mellow cream cheese pound cake recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for a later date. In fact, it’s often recommended to do so as the flavors can even intensify over time. Once your delicious creation has cooled completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

When you’re ready to serve your pound cake, simply bring it out of the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature before slicing and enjoying. If you prefer to heat it up, try popping individual slices into the toaster oven for a few minutes until lightly toasted or into the microwave for 15-20 seconds to warm them up.

If you find yourself with leftovers, fear not! The mellow cream cheese pound cake can also be frozen for up to three months. Just place it into an airtight container or resealable bag and be sure to remove as much air as possible before freezing. To thaw, remove from the freezer and allow it to come back to room temperature on its own before unwrapping and serving.

Whether you choose to make this pound cake recipe ahead of time or enjoy immediately after baking, you’ll love how easy it is to store and reheat while still maintaining its delicious flavor and texture. So go ahead and indulge in that second slice knowing that you can enjoy it now or later!

Tips for Perfect Results

 It's the perfect dessert to indulge in after a long day and satisfy your sweet tooth!
It’s the perfect dessert to indulge in after a long day and satisfy your sweet tooth!

To achieve the perfect mellow cream cheese pound cake, there are some tips and tricks that you can utilize. Here are some ideas to ensure that your cake comes out perfect every time.

Firstly, it is crucial to be precise with your measurements. Baking is truly a science, and even slight variations in measurements can alter the outcome. Be sure to level off your flour, sugar and baking powder before adding them to the mixture.

Another essential aspect of baking is to ensure that all products are fresh. When baking with dairy products such as cream cheese or butter, be sure these products are at room temperature and not too cold or too warm. Cold butter may cause the cake to fall apart, while hot cream cheese might make it dense.

It’s also important not to overmix the batter as this can lead to a tough cake, instead mix until all ingredients are just combined. To avoid overbeating and underbeating use a mixer at medium speed when mixing the cream cheese and butter together. If you whip them too vigorously, it will make the cake dense.

When baking the pound cake, ensure that you preheat the oven first. Preheating will ensure that the heat is ready when you place your cake in the oven – this guarantees even cooking throughout the cake.

Lastly, understanding your oven is important. You may need to adjust your cooking times based on whether you have a convection oven or a traditional oven. Be sure not to open the oven door too often while cooking as this can also result in uneven baking.

By following these tips and tricks, I guarantee that your mellow cream cheese pound cake will come out perfectly moist and fluffy every time!


As I wrap up this recipe article, I want to address some frequently asked questions that might be lingering in your mind. These questions will help you navigate any challenges you might face while preparing this cake, so that you can avoid any pitfalls and achieve the best results possible. So let’s dive into our FAQ section!

What is Elvis Presley pound cake?

A cake that held a special place in Elvis Presley’s heart was the pound cake baked by his childhood friend, Janelle McComb. The Sterns, who received the recipe from McComb in 1987, shared that McComb would make two loaves of this cake every Christmas and bring it to Graceland in honor of The King’s memory.

Why does my cream cheese pound cake fall?

Achieving a perfect cake can be tricky since adding too much sugar or leavening can lead to it falling flat, while adding too much flour can leave it too dry. Therefore, precision is key to ensure the right balance of ingredients. Additionally, it’s essential to double-check your oven’s temperature accuracy by using an oven thermometer to avoid any surprises.

Why isn’t my pound cake fluffy?

Sometimes, the butter and sugar in a recipe don’t turn out as light and fluffy as they should be. This is usually caused by not incorporating enough air into the mixture. Either the creaming time was cut short or the sugar, eggs, or flour were hastily added. To remedy this, I suggest creaming the butter until it becomes fluffy, and then gently pouring in the sugar in a steady stream.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, making a Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake is one of the most enticing recipes to try out for all dessert lovers out there. Not only is it easy to make, but it also has a creamy taste that seamlessly blends well with other flavors. With the simple steps outlined in this recipe guide, you can make an outstanding pound cake that will leave everyone licking their fingers and asking for more.

So why not impress your family and friends with a homemade Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake? This recipe is perfect for weddings, birthdays, or any occasion that calls for a delicious dessert. Plus, with the substitution and variation options available, you can customize this cake to fit your preferences.

Remember to follow our storage and reheating tips and experiment with different serving and pairing options such as whipped cream or cherry pies. Lastly, do not hesitate to share your creations with us and let us know which variations worked best for you.

In the end, this cake recipe will have you baking like a pro in no time. So go ahead, impress your guests with the best cream cheese pound cake they’ve ever tasted!

Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Mellow Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

The BEST recipe for a pound cake! My cousin (Catherine) and her mother (Olivette) make cakes for weddings and birthdays. This is their recipe which has become my favorite over the years. The 3 flavorings and the cream cheese make the cake! Be sure and use REAL butter. Check the date on your baking powder to make sure it is still active and not out-of-date so your cake will rise high.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, For Large Groups
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 24 minutes
Calories 409.6kcal


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened (3 sticks)
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon orange flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • With an electric mixer cream sugar, cream cheese and butter.
  • Add eggs, one at a time and beat well after each. Add flavorings.
  • Sift baking powder, salt and flour together. By hand mixing, add to cream mixture by one-thirds and beat ONLY until blended. (Do not overbeat).
  • Grease and flour a 10" tube pan. Fill mixture into pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Let cake cool in pan for 15 minutes and then turn out onto serving plate. Place tube pan back over cake to allow cake to "sweat" and retain moisture.
  • Cake is better served next day after allowing to "mellow".
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 103g | Calories: 409.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.8g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 21.6g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 254.8mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 33.5g

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