Creamy Indulgence: Perfect Pound Cake Recipe

Do you have a sweet tooth that’s been calling out for something indulgent and satisfying? Look no further! I am excited to share with you my recipe for Pound Cake with Cream Cheese.

This recipe takes the classic pound cake, a staple in British cuisine, and elevates it with cream cheese – transforming it into a delectable treat with a moist and tender crumb.

Whether you’re preparing this cake for an afternoon tea or just craving something indulgent, my recipe is easy to follow and the end result is sure to impress.

So grab your apron, turn on some music, and let’s get started on this delicious baking adventure together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pound Cake (With Cream Cheese)
Pound Cake (With Cream Cheese)

If you’re a fan of classic cakes that fill your mouth with comfort and satisfaction, then you’re going to love this Cheese Pound Cake recipe. This delicious and mouth-watering cake is the perfect treat for anyone who craves sweet, soft and buttery flavors in their cakes.

What sets this cake recipe apart from others is the addition of creamy tanginess of cream cheese. The cheese used in this recipe adds a subtle and unique flavor to every bite. The acid contained in the cream cheese also helps to keep the cake loaf moist, unlike other cakes that may dry out quickly.

Another great feature of this recipe is how well it complements any occasion. Whether you want to serve up a slice of Cheese Pound Cake with a cup of tea on a rainy day, or offer it as a delightful dessert for guests, the versatility of this cake makes it the perfect choice for any occasion.

Finally, what’s not to love about how easy it is to make? The recipe video makes it simple to follow along and there are no complicated steps involved. By using ingredients that are readily available in your pantry, you can whip up this Cheese Pound Cake with minimal fuss.

So say goodbye to dry and boring cakes and hello to moist and flavorful goodness! You’ll fall in love with this Cheese Pound Cake recipe after one bite–it’s guaranteed!

Ingredient List

 Thick, buttery slices of pound cake, ready to devour
Thick, buttery slices of pound cake, ready to devour

The ingredient list for this cheese pound cake recipe is simple and straightforward. You’ll need butter, cream cheese, eggs, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Make sure to have unsalted butter at room temperature so that it blends well with the other ingredients. You will also need an 8-ounce package of cream cheese at room temperature to get a smooth consistency in your cake batter. We recommend using 3 cups of granulated sugar and 3 cups of all-purpose flour for the perfect balance. Finally, don’t forget to have 6 large eggs at room temperature before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess in every bite
The perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess in every bite

Now that we have gathered our ingredients and prepared them, let’s dive into the recipe how-to. This pound cake with cream cheese recipe is a southern classic that never gets old. It combines the light and fluffy texture of a sponge cake with the rich flavor of cream cheese. Let me walk you through each step to ensure your pound cake comes out perfectly!

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a 10-inch bundt pan with cooking spray.

Step 2: Beat Butter and Cream Cheese

In a large mixing bowl, beat 3 sticks of unsalted butter and an 8-ounce package of cream cheese at medium speed for about 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Add Sugar Gradually

Add in 3 cups granulated sugar gradually, beating on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Step 4: Add Eggs

Next, incorporate eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each egg.

Step 5: Add Flour Mixture

In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 cups purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder until evenly combined. Gradually add flour mixture into the wet mixture, mixing well. Finally, mix in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Step 6: Pour Batter Into The Pan

Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth out the top with a spatula or spoon.

Step 7: Bake for an Hour

Bake for about an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs on it.

Step 8: Cool & Serve

Let your cake cool on a wire rack for about 10-15 minutes. Your cake is now ready to serve or decorate with frosting.

Enjoy every bite of this moist, creamy, and buttery pound cake sensation!

Substitutions and Variations

 Add a dollop of whipped cream on top for extra indulgence
Add a dollop of whipped cream on top for extra indulgence

Pound Cake is a classic dessert that is loved worldwide, and there is no doubt that it can be made in a variety of ways to suit your taste buds! One of the advantages of this Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe is that it allows for several substitutions and variations without altering the texture of the dessert.

If you’re looking to make a low-fat version of the cream cheese pound cake, you can use light cream cheese instead of regular. Also, using part-skim ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese and cutting down on the amount of butter will significantly reduce calorie intake. Instead of all-purpose flour, you can try using cake flour, which will give you a lighter and airier texture. However, note that cake flour generally needs more than one egg to hold up its structure.

Are you a fan of lemon-flavored desserts? You can add in some lemon zest or lemon extract to infuse a refreshing taste into your cream cheese pound cake. For chocolate lovers, you can add in some cocoa powder to create an intense chocolate flavor. Top off with chocolate ganache or drizzle with caramel sauce for extra indulgence!

In addition, you can also experiment with other frosting flavors like Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting or Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Other ideas include topping off your cream cheese pound cake with fresh berries or serve a slice with whipped cream on the side.

Remember to keep track of your substitutions and variations and follow the recipe guidelines as best as possible for optimal results. Get creative and enjoy trying out different variations of this delicious Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 The cream cheese adds a creamy, velvety texture to the cake
The cream cheese adds a creamy, velvety texture to the cake

Now that your Cream Cheese Pound Cake has been baked to perfection, it’s time to serve it in style. There are many ways to enjoy this sweet treat, so let’s explore a few options.

Firstly, you can serve this cake as is or top it with some powdered sugar or whipped cream for a classic touch. You can also pair it with some fresh berries or a fruit compote for a light and fruity twist.

For an extra indulgent treat, try serving this cake with some rich and creamy ice cream on top or go all out and make a sauce with caramel or chocolate to drizzle over the top.

The possibilities for pairing this cake are endless, but if you’re looking for more ideas, here are some suggestions:

– Pair it with a hot cup of tea for an afternoon treat that transports you straight to England.

– Serve it alongside a glass of sparkling wine or champagne for a fancy dessert option at your next party.

– Enjoy it as a breakfast or brunch item alongside some fresh brewed coffee or juice.

– Cut it into small pieces and use them as the base for mini trifle desserts featuring layers of fresh fruit and whipped cream.

No matter how you choose to serve your Cream Cheese Pound Cake, its moist and dense texture and rich flavor will make it a crowd favorite.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A classic dessert that'll never go out of style
A classic dessert that’ll never go out of style

As a pound cake lover, I know how tempting it can be to have an entire cake sitting in your kitchen. However, this delicious dessert can last for days with the right storage method.

Make-Ahead: To make things easier on yourself, you can prepare the batter ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to two days. When ready to bake, take the batter out of the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature before putting it into the oven. Note that the longer you chill the batter, the harder it will be to mix in the cream cheese.

Storing: After baking and cooling, wrap your pound cake securely in plastic wrap or foil and store it on your kitchen counter or in your pantry for up to three days. Alternatively, you can store it in an airtight container in your fridge for up to one week.

Reheating: If you want to serve reheated pound cake, slice a piece off and reheat it on low heat in a toaster oven or microwave for a few seconds until warm. Be careful not to overheat as it may dry out or become too crunchy.

An extra tip: pound cakes actually taste better when aged for about 24 hours as flavors fully meld together!

With these tips and tricks, you can enjoy your cream cheese pound cake without worrying about anything but its taste!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfect for a cozy night in or a fancy dinner party
Perfect for a cozy night in or a fancy dinner party

Achieving the perfect pound cake texture can be challenging, but with the right tips and techniques, you can make a flawless cream cheese pound cake. Here are some tips to help guide you towards success.

Firstly, it’s important to ensure that your ingredients are at room temperature. Having cold butter or cream cheese can lead to an uneven mixture and a dense cake. So make sure that your butter and cream cheese are at room temperature so that they mix properly.

Next, sift your dry ingredients in order to prevent clumping of dry ingredients like flour and baking powder. This will help create a smooth batter, which ultimately leads to an airy cake texture.

Be mindful not to overmix the batter as well. Once you add the flour, slowly fold it into the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Overmixing can cause too much gluten formation, leading to a rubbery texture and possibly causing your cake to fall apart.

When it comes to baking time, keep an eye on your oven temperature as not all ovens have the same temperature uniformity. An uneven temperature can lead to uneven cooking and eventually lead the pound cake’s sour flavor.

Lastly, allow enough time for cooling down before slicing into the cake. As tempting as it may be to slice into it right away, waiting for the loaf to cool allows extra moisture on top of the cakes’ crust produced during baking dissipate — making slicing more comfortable while adding a bit of tenderness to every bite.

By following these tips meticulously while preparing your pound cake recipe, you can achieve a moist cream cheese pound cake that’s perfect in taste and texture – one that’s ideal for serving on any occasion.


Before we conclude, let’s tackle some frequently asked questions about this delicious cream cheese pound cake recipe. These answers will make sure you’re equipped with all the knowledge you need to make this dessert a success in your own kitchen. From ingredient substitutions to baking tips, we’ve got you covered.

Why is cream cheese used in cakes?

Cream cheese serves as a versatile ingredient that can add a distinct character to various baked goods and prepared dishes. Its creamy consistency, taste, and visual appeal make it a desirable addition to many culinary creations.

How do I make sure my pound cake is moist?

When it comes to preparing pound cake, achieving a moist and tender texture can be a bit tricky. However, one technique that has consistently worked wonders for me is the addition of milk, baking powder, and sometimes even buttermilk, heavy whipping cream or half n half. This combination has a magical effect and transforms the pound cake into a velvety-soft treat that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Why does my cream cheese pound cake fall?

If a cake has too much sugar or leavening, it can cause it to collapse, and if there’s too much flour, it can turn out quite dry. To ensure that the cake bakes perfectly, it’s important to use an oven thermometer to verify that the oven temperature is precise.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this pound cake recipe with cream cheese is the perfect dessert for any occasion. With its rich and moist texture, it is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress your guests. The recipe is simple and easy to follow, requiring only a few ingredients that you can easily find in any grocery store.

Whether you are an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe will turn out perfectly every time if you follow the ingredients and instructions carefully. You can even experiment with different variations and substitutions to create your own unique version of this classic cake.

In addition, this cream cheese pound cake pairs well with numerous beverages such as coffee, tea, or even a glass of milk. You can also serve it topped with frosting or fresh fruits for added flavor and appeal.

So, why not try this delicious pound cake recipe? It’s a crowd-pleasing dessert that anyone can make and everyone will love. Happy baking!

Pound Cake (With Cream Cheese)

Pound Cake (With Cream Cheese) Recipe

Another reciped saved from Food and Family magazine. It was submitted to them by Marie Bugasch.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Brunch, Dessert, Easy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Calories 442.6kcal


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Beat an additional 5 minutes or until very light and fluffy.
  • Add cream cheese and vanilla; beat 1 minute.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a seperate bowl combine flour, backing powder, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and beat 1 minute or until well blended.
  • Pour batter into a greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.
  • Bake 1 hour or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen from sides of pan with spatula or knife and gentle remove cake. Cool completely on wire rack.


Serving: 119g | Calories: 442.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 50.5g | Protein: 6.6g | Fat: 24.4g | Saturated Fat: 14.2g | Cholesterol: 154.5mg | Sodium: 516.7mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 34.1g

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