Delicious Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Welcome to my version of a classic British dessert – the Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe. I am excited to share with you this indulgent treat that has a beautiful, moist crumb and is bursting with vibrant strawberry flavour.

This recipe is perfect for showcasing the delicious unbeatable combination of creamy cream cheese, tangy fresh strawberries and smooth, buttery pound cake. I have put my heart and soul into developing this recipe, using only the finest quality ingredients to ensure that it turns out perfect every time.

Whether you’re whipping up a dessert for your family or hosting a dinner party, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake is sure to impress. It’s not overly sweet, making it an excellent treat for any time of day or night. Plus, it’s so easy to make and can be customized to your liking.

So be ready to wow your friends and family with this show-stopping dessert. Let’s dive right into the recipe and get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Ah, let me tell you why you’ll love this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe! It’s a delightful combination of sweet and tangy flavors that will send your taste buds into overdrive.

Firstly, this cake is impressive in its presentation. The strawberry swirls running through the moist and tender cake heighten its aesthetic appeal. You won’t be able to resist the fresh strawberry aroma wafting from the oven.

Secondly, this recipe is flexible and versatile. Its texture lends itself well to transforming dessert recipes like sponge cakes, fruit tarts or even indulgent trifles. You will never run out of ideas as you experiment with adding different flavors or ingredients like Kool-Aid, Strawberry Oreos, or strawberry jello.

Thirdly, this recipe requires simple ingredients that are easy to find in your local market. Flour, sugar, eggs, cream cheese are all pantry staples; add some fresh strawberries and you’re good to go!. This budget-friendly recipe makes an impact without breaking the bank – a win-win situation.

Lastly (and most importantly), it’s just plain delicious. The combination of moist pound cake baked in buttery cream cheese frosting with fresh strawberries provides a mouth-watering experience you won’t forget anytime soon.

In summary, try making this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe once and it’ll forever be part of your go-to dessert recipes. It promises to tick all the boxes: easy to make, impressive presentation”, versatile in nature and delectable in taste. Go ahead and share it with your family or guests at any celebration – It’s guaranteed to be a hit!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven with every bite.
A slice of heaven with every bite.

Before starting with the recipe, it is essential to have all the ingredients at hand. Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake requires a few basic items that are mostly found in kitchens. Here’s the full list:

Main Ingredients

  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 3 cups of cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree (see note)
  • 4 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)

Strawberry Swirl:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree (see note)


To make strawberry puree, combine fresh strawberries in a blender and mix until smooth.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect dessert for any occasion.
The perfect dessert for any occasion.

Now that we have gone through the introduction and ingredient list, it’s time to get to the heart of the matter: making the Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Prepare the Oven

Preheat oven to 325 F (165 C).

2. Make the Cream Cheese Swirl

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth. Add in egg and mix well. Now, set this bowl aside to prepare for later.

3. Dry Ingredients Mixture

Take a separate mixing bowl and whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

4. Wet Ingredients Mixture

In another mixing bowl, cream butter until it is light and fluffy. Gradually add in sugar while continuing to whisk using an electric mixer until really light and fluffy, which could take up to several minutes.

Next, add in the cream cheese swirl you made earlier, allowing the mixture to combine well. Do not overmix after combining.

Add in eggs, one at a time, being sure to mix well after each addition.

Then add in the vanilla extract, almond extract, and fresh strawberries. Mix again with an electric mixer till blended with other ingredients

Finally, add dry mixture into the wet ingredients mixture gradually, alternating between adding flour mixture and adding in dollops of sour cream until fully incorporated

5. Bake The Cake

Pour cake batter into your prepared baking pan (9-x-13-inch aluminum pans) evenly.

Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

6. Let It Rest

After baking, allow your pound cake to rest/chill for around 10 minutes. It will continue to cook during this period.

7. Serve

Once your pound cake is done resting, you may slice and serve as desired. Don’t forget to garnish with some fresh strawberries or whip cream for an extra touch of decadence!

Enjoy this delicious Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake!

Substitutions and Variations

 Strawberries never tasted so good.
Strawberries never tasted so good.

As a chef, I understand that some of our readers might wish to switch up the recipe a bit or may have dietary restrictions. Whatever your reason might be, listed below are some substitutions and variations that you can try.

Firstly, you can replace the fresh strawberries with frozen ones. Just make sure to thaw them and pat them dry before adding them to the mix.

If you want a creamier texture in your pound cake, consider using sour cream instead of cream cheese. It’s also easier to work with as it has a lighter consistency than cream cheese.

For those who are lactose intolerant or vegan, you can swap butter with plant-based butter alternatives or use coconut oil instead. In this case, go for vegan cream cheese and substitute eggs with flaxseed meal or applesauce. This way, you’ll still enjoy the deliciousness of strawberry cream cheese pound cake without breaking your dietary restrictions.

Additionally, you can add other fruits or toppings such as blueberries or whipped cream to switch up your pound cake experience. If you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with different extracts like almond extract and strawberry jello for a more nuanced flavor profile.

Finally, if you’re short on time or prefer something more convenient, consider trying modified versions of this recipe such as strawberry shortcake or strawberry Oreo cake mix.

Remember that the options are endless when it comes to dessert recipes. Let your creativity run wild and try out these substitutions and variations as per your taste preference!

Serving and Pairing

 A cream cheese lover's dream come true.
A cream cheese lover’s dream come true.

Now that your strawberry cream cheese pound cake is out of the oven and looking absolutely perfect, you might be wondering how to serve it. This cake is truly versatile and can be enjoyed any time of day – whether that’s with a cup of coffee in the morning or as a dessert after dinner.

One option for serving this cake is to simply slice it and enjoy as is. The creamy texture of the cream cheese pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the strawberries, making each bite a delicious treat. Alternatively, you can get creative with your serving options.

For a brunch or tea-time feel, try serving alongside some fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream. You could even turn it into a delectable strawberry shortcake by layering it with freshly sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

If you’re looking for something more indulgent, why not top your cake with some sweet strawberry cream cheese frosting? To make this frosting, simply beat together softened cream cheese, butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and a tablespoon of milk or cream until smooth. Then add in some fresh strawberry puree and beat until light and fluffy.

Finally, when it comes to pairing this cake with drinks, there’s really no wrong answer. Try enjoying with an iced coffee or tea for a refreshing beverage that’ll perfectly balance out the sweetness of the cake. And if you’re feeling fancy why not pair it with a glass of champagne or even a fruity cocktail?

Whatever your preference may be, this strawberry cream cheese pound cake is sure to impress at any gathering or daily snack!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A classic British dessert with a modern twist.
A classic British dessert with a modern twist.

Let’s face it: one of the best parts of baking is enjoying a delectable treat again and again. Luckily, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe lends itself well to make-ahead and storing options.

To make ahead, I suggest baking the pound cake a day in advance and allowing it to cool completely. Once cooled, wrap it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. This will give the flavors a chance to meld together, meaning an even tastier pound cake awaits you tomorrow!

When it comes to storing leftovers, simply keep the leftover slices sealed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. One important tip to remember is to slice your cake before storing it, as it can be more prone to drying out if you try to cut it later.

Now, onto reheating your delicious pound cake. While you can certainly enjoy it cold from the refrigerator, there’s something special about enjoying a warm slice with a dollop of whipped cream on top. To reheat individual slices, simply microwave them for 10-15 seconds until they’re heated through. Or if you prefer, pop them in the oven at a low temperature (around 300°F) for just a few minutes until they are warmed throughout.

Keep in mind that reheating too much or too quickly can cause your pound cake to become gummy or fall apart. But when done carefully, reheating your Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe slices can result in just as delightful a treat as when they were freshly baked!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Treat your taste buds to a sweet surprise.
Treat your taste buds to a sweet surprise.

When it comes to making a pound cake, you want it to come out perfect every time. Here are some tips to help you achieve that perfect result each time you make this strawberry cream cheese pound cake recipe.

First, make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature. This will help ensure that they blend together properly without any lumps or bumps. Letting the butter and cream cheese sit out for a few hours before starting the recipe is ideal.

Next, make sure to cream your butter and cream cheese together really well until fluffy. Be sure to do this step thoroughly as it will affect the texture of your pound cake. A stand mixer works best for this job, but a hand-mixer will work fine too.

Use cake flour instead of all-purpose flour for a tender crumb texture. Cake flour helps to give the dough more structure and prevents the cake from becoming gummy or falling apart after baking.

Don’t overfill your baking pan with the pound cake batter; only fill 3/4 of the way in order to get the most even rise when baking. If you overfilled your pan, there is a chance of overflowing and causing a mess in your oven.

When checking if your cake is cooked through, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake about an inch away from the edge of the pan. If it comes out clean, your cake is ready! If not, put it back in for another 5 minutes and continue testing every 5 minutes until done.

Finally, let your pound cake cool completely before adding any toppings or slicing it up. It can be tempting to rush into tasting it after coming out of the oven but giving it some time to cool down allows for easier slicing and lets frosting adhere better without melting.

By following these simple tips, your strawberry cream cheese pound cake will have perfect texture and taste every time you bake it!


As with any recipe, it’s common to have questions or concerns before beginning the baking process. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help ensure that you can bake the perfect Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake every time.

Why is it called Elvis Presley pound cake?

In Saveur magazine, food historians Jane and Michael Stern share an interesting anecdote about Elvis Presley’s love for traditional, home-cooked food. Even though Elvis had the means to indulge in luxury dishes like caviar and Beef Wellington, he preferred to stick to simple, comforting meals that reminded him of his roots. This connection to traditional cuisine endeared him to many of his fans.

How do you moisten a pound cake?

Introducing a touch of liquid can enhance the texture of your pound cake immensely. Some damp ingredients like room-temperature buttermilk, sour cream, milk, or cream cheese can contribute to its moistness and create a delightful taste.

What causes a pound cake to be gummy?

Having gummy streaks in your pound cake could be caused by creaming the butter and sugar too quickly and excessively. The cake may rise beautifully, but then it can collapse while cooling, causing significant gummy or gluey spots. It’s essential to avoid increasing the mixer speed beyond medium speed to prevent the same from happening again.

Why does my cream cheese pound cake fall?

When baking a cake, it’s crucial to strike a balance between the ingredients, as too much of one thing can dramatically affect the outcome. For example, adding too much sugar or leavening could lead to a cake that collapses in the middle, while adding too much flour can result in a dry and unpleasant texture. Additionally, it’s essential to use an oven thermometer to ensure that your oven is reaching the correct temperature, as this can also impact the cake’s quality.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves delicious and moist pound cake with a delightful strawberry twist. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a scrumptious dessert that will leave your taste buds dancing.

So why not give this recipe a try today? Whether you’re serving it for special occasions or as an everyday treat, this Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake is guaranteed to impress. And with all the helpful tips and substitutions provided in the article, you can customize the recipe to your liking and ensure perfect results every time.

Trust me, your friends and family will thank you for making this delectable dessert. So go ahead and whip up some deliciousness in your kitchen – you won’t regret it!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Berries, Dessert, Fruit, Oven, Strawberry, Weeknight
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Calories 10184kcal



  • 3/4 lb butter, softened
  • 1/2 lb cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons butter flavoring
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1 pint sliced fresh strawberries


  • 4 ounces butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 lb icing sugar


  • Cream the butter, cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add a pinch of salt and the butter flavoring and beat well.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time.
  • Beat thoroughly after each egg.
  • Stir in the flour and fold in the strawberries.
  • Spoon the batter into 2 buttered and floured cake pans.
  • Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 1-1 1/2 hours-this depends on your oven-and until the cake beging to shrink from the sides of the pan-so the toothpick test.
  • Place pans on cooking racks until cooled and then turn cakes gently onto wire racks to finish cooling.
  • For the frosting Blend the butter and cheese together.
  • Add the sugar and blend well.
  • Frost cake.


Serving: 2824g | Calories: 10184kcal | Carbohydrates: 1203.8g | Protein: 120.2g | Fat: 561.7g | Saturated Fat: 342.9g | Cholesterol: 2743.9mg | Sodium: 4393.4mg | Fiber: 18.1g | Sugar: 865g

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