Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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For Christmas, I got my very first bundt pan!  WOO!  I was so excited and immediately started looking for a tasty recipe to put my new bundt pan to the test.  I dunno about you, but when I think of bundt pans, I think of pound cake.  I mean isn’t that the primary purpose of a bundt pan? (ok I just really wanted to use “bundt pan” as many times as possible in that paragraph.)

I perused the interwebs to find a good pound cake recipe, and I landed upon this particular recipe.  Cream cheese pound cakes tend to be very dense and moist and they last for a good while without going stale.  That, plus they’re DELICIOUS.  I took this to my Sunday School class for breakfast this past week, and everyone loved it.  I got lots of compliments on how moist it is.  Don’t you just love how pound cake is an acceptable breakfast item?  I do.

This is a great, basic recipe for a pound cake, and I loved it.  Next time, I might try to get creative and add a glaze or maybe some lemon zest to give it a new twist.  I did find myself wishing for some fresh fruit to accompany this yummy cake!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

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Serves: 16

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter
3 cups white sugar
6 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for garnish

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan or 10 inch bundt pan.

In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar gradually and beat until fluffy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the flour all at once and mix in. Add vanilla and mix.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. A toothpick inserted into center of cake should come out clean.

Garnish with powdered sugar, if desired.

38 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Pound Cake

    • lindsayballen February 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm - Reply Author

      No need, Kathleen. The ingredients listed result in a perfectly moist cake! If you’d like to add something to the recipe, please let us know how it turns out!

    • lindsayballen February 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm - Reply Author

      It would definitely still turn out well, but loaf pans are smaller than bundt pans, so it might take more than one. This recipe filled my 12 cup bundt pan, so make sure your pans will hold 12 cups, and you’ll be good!

  1. I am going to try this today with my Mississippi Roast !!! Can hardly wait !! Will let you know the outcome !!!

    • lindsayballen June 8, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply Author

      Linda, I’ve never frozen this particular cake so I can’t say with certainty if it would work. However, I think most cakes can successfully be frozen and thawed so I doubt this would be a problem.

  2. Tarnetta Martin June 8, 2014 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Want to try to recipe but in the directions it calls for 3 sticks butter, now with the butter is it non salted, or salted butter?

    • lindsayballen June 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm - Reply Author

      I don’t know if it really matters, as I truly think either one will turn out excellent! However, for baking recipes usually call for unsalted butter.

  3. I made this last week and froze half of it for another time. Had unexpected company earlier today and I panicked because it was just that….”unexpected”.. I remembered this and took it out quick like. An hour into our visit I sliced it up and added strawberries and blueberries. It was a success. The sponge cake is really good and freezes beautifully. I wrap it in heavy duty foil the zip it into a freezer bag. Perfect

    • lindsayballen June 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm - Reply Author

      Thanks so much Lynne! I appreciate this excellent feedback! Sounds like you’re quite the hostess, even for unexpected visitors!

  4. Would I b able to bake in a cake pan (8×8) or
    bake in a (9×13) & in the bigger pan wouldn’t
    U have to drop the bake time.I would think the
    Smaller pan (8×8) would b like or close to the bundt
    Pan? I don’t have a bundt pan because I don’t
    Bake that often so I. Don’t see a reason to by 1.
    I just want to see if their will b a reason to buy

    • lindsayballen June 25, 2014 at 4:26 pm - Reply Author

      The bundt pan holds 12 cups. The 8×8 pan only holds 8 cups so that wouldn’t work. It would fit in a 9×13 which holds 15 cups, but you would need to shorten the baking time. I would start checking it at like 45 minutes, and if it’s not done just keep checking every 5 minutes or so. Hope that helps!

  5. I’ve been making this exact recipe for 40 years, and it never fails to produce a beautiful moist poundcake. Sometimes I add chopped walnuts (my husband’s favorite) and we love that as well.

    • lindsayballen September 4, 2014 at 9:03 pm - Reply Author

      Thanks for commenting Patty! A recipe that’s been used for 40 years is guaranteed to be good. You have one lucky husband!

  6. I look forward to trying this recipe – sounds so delicious. It’s truly nostalgic to hear you say you eat it for breakfast as my grandmother loved to eat pound cake for breakfast! She would even toast it sometimes. Thanks for the memories. I bet it would be great with a smear of Nutella!

    • lindsayballen October 31, 2014 at 8:24 am - Reply Author

      Thank you Janet! I hope you love it. And yes, Nutella does sound like an excellent way to top off this yummy cake!

    • lindsayballen March 6, 2015 at 2:55 pm - Reply Author

      I’ve never tried substituting it, so I’m not sure if it would have any adverse affect on the cake. But I would think it’d be totally fine!

  7. While copying down this recipe, had this idea. to pound cake btter, add some melted white chocolate squares & one or two teaspoons of Watkins chocolate flavored extract instead of vanilla extract. Might make a wonderful White Chocolate Cream Cheese Pound Cake with a very chocolately taste. Watkins chocolate flavor extract can be purchased from any local Watkins seller or ordered online from the Watkins website.

  8. Hi. Is it possible to use wheat flour instead of all purpose flour? Can i ask more recipes using wheat flour? I had plenty of wheat flour and i dont want to be put it in waste. Thanks so much.

    • lindsayballen June 14, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply Author

      Hi Anonymous. Unfortunately, I know very little about the various types of baking flours and their uses. I recommend checking out Joy the Baker’s tutorial at Here’s an excerpt regarding your question: “How do you substitute Whole Wheat Flour for All-Purpose Flour? Start by substituting 25% of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. You can work you way up to substituting up to 50% of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour. Beyond 50%, we’ have to make adjustments in terms of liquid, as whole wheat flour is more absorbent than all-purpose flour. The easiest way to add the goodness of whole wheat flour to your all-purpose flour recipes is to use White Whole Wheat Flour.” Hope that helps!

  9. Made this recipe for my very picky eaters and it was a hit! I had to stop my kids from eating too much and my husband couldn’t stop complimenting the moistness. Great recipe!

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