This Classic Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a Dessert Masterpiece!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

yield: 14 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

Directions

1

Grease and flour a bundt pan and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter using a hand mixer or stand mixer on medium speed.

3

Mix in the sugar and two eggs at a time until combined. Add in the extracts.

4

Spoon and level the flour. Add in one cup at a time and mix until just combined.

5

Pour the batter into a 10-inch bundt pan. Level the batter using a spatula.

6

Place in the oven and bake for around 75-100 minutes depending on the pan and your oven. Start to check at 75 minutes for doneness by inserting a toothpick. It will be done when the toothpick comes back clean.

7

Once done baking, let the cake cool for around 15-20 minutes, and then turn it over on a plate or cooling rack. Slice and serve as desired with berries and whipped cream. Enjoy!

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Cream cheese makes this pound cake ultra-rich and dense. It’s a delicious from-scratch cake to bake at home using just 7 ingredients. 

cutting a slice of pound cake

Pound cake makes for a beautiful homemade dessert!

Pairing a slice of cream cheese pound cake with fresh berries and whipped cream is one of my very favorite desserts. It’s a perfect one to consider all year round for birthdays, brunches, or a special weekend treat.

pound cake on a plate

The result is a rich, dense, yet soft cream cheese pound cake in a bundt cake pan that is sweet and so delicious. I added a little almond extra in addition to vanilla for that extra bakery-worthy taste.

Baking a pound cake can be a little finicky as far as cook time. We are going for a low and slow bake, so be sure to read the tips below for success!

Looking for a low-carb pound cake?! Check out the keto pound cake recipe on our sister site Hip2Keto.com.

ingredients for cream cheese pound cake

Tips for baking the best pound cake:

  • My first attempt to bake this cake was a fail because I only baked it for just 60 minutes. Although it appeared all the way cooked, once I transferred it to a plate it was still raw on the inside. My second time around, I added another 40 minutes and made sure to use a toothpick or wood skewer to test for doneness. Once inserted, if the cake is done the toothpick will come out clean.
  • Silicone bundt pans (which is what I used) can take longer to cook compared to metal pans so keep this in mind. They are great for easy storage and nonstick, but sometimes don’t heat evenly as metal pans do. You may need to test it with a toothpick and add additional bake time.
  • Wait at least 10-15 minutes to let the cake cook slightly before flipping it over on a cooling rack or plate.

adding sugar to cake batter

adding eggs to cake batter

adding flour to pound cake

pound cake cake batter

adding pound cake batter to bundt cake pan

baking a bundt cake in the oven with pound cake

bundt cake after baking

cream cheese pound cake with berries on top


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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

yield: 14 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

Dense and rich vanilla pound cake that's perfect to pair with berries and whipped cream.

Directions

1

Grease and flour a bundt pan and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter using a hand mixer or stand mixer on medium speed.

3

Mix in the sugar and two eggs at a time until combined. Add in the extracts.

4

Spoon and level the flour. Add in one cup at a time and mix until just combined.

5

Pour the batter into a 10-inch bundt pan. Level the batter using a spatula.

6

Place in the oven and bake for around 75-100 minutes depending on the pan and your oven. Start to check at 75 minutes for doneness by inserting a toothpick. It will be done when the toothpick comes back clean.

7

Once done baking, let the cake cool for around 15-20 minutes, and then turn it over on a plate or cooling rack. Slice and serve as desired with berries and whipped cream. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

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taking a bite of pound cake

Pound cake is such a perfect versatile dessert!

I served it with berries and whipped cream but you could always drizzle it with a lemon glaze or maybe fresh peaches and whipped cream. The cream cheese vanilla pound cake is such a great basic recipe as a jumping-off point. I love that it has minimal ingredients and is fun to make and eat!

slice of pound cake

Here’s what my teammate Jenna had to say about this pound cake recipe:

“This cake is as tasty as it is beautiful and is also easy to make too! I had no trouble throwing this together for dessert and the whole family loved it. It’s amazing by itself but I highly recommend adding fresh berries and cream for the ultimate treat!”


Be sure to check out my family’s favorite Sherry Poppyseed Cake as another bundt cake idea! 


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 11

  1. SueJo

    Looks great, Lina! I love trying the recipes that you share and my favorite to date is the “No-Mess Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil on the Grill or in the Oven!”. You guys, if you haven’t tried that one yet, search for it by name on this site. It’s amazing!

      • Nikki

        Wow thanks for resharing! I don’t recall seeing that one but it looks like something my husband and would be very excited to see on the table.

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Oh nice! Yes, it’s a keeper!

  2. Olgraygirl

    Ya’ll are so right about the shrimp boil!! We were planning one to cook on the grill burner outside, because it was just too messy in the house. Rain changed our plans, so sheet pan shrimp boil it was–and it was just as delicious as the original!! Boy can we get off point–what happened to the cream cheese pound cake?? One of my all time faves, too. Thanks to Lina, again!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh haha yay! Thanks so much for the kind comment!

  3. Nancy Claussen

    I’m not a fan of Almond flavor. Can you taste the almond in this pound cake? Otherwise it looks like a great pound cake. I really want to make this.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes, just omit the almond extract. Enjoy Nancy!

  4. Jessica

    Does it have to be a Bundt cake? I’m looking for a good pound cake style recipe for a birthday cake but want the traditional shape 🙂

  5. Carolann Mckittrick

    Is there a keto version of this cake ????? It looks so yummy might have to cheat and make it!

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