Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

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Fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream dress up this tender pound cake—a winner with my family and friends. —Richard Hogg, Anderson, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar, sliced fresh strawberries and whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 460 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; beat into creamed mixture until blended.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Garnish with confectioners' sugar, strawberries and whipped cream if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Cream Cheese Pound Cake in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p59

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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marghudson User ID: 8927809 253735
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

"I love a good pound cake. Usually I use a mix from the box. This's my first pound cake from scratch and it made me want to go back to the box again after trying this recipe.

What a waste of time. The cake is very heavy; it came out very dry and hard. Dollar Store pound cake taste better than this and it costs only a dollar."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 248192
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Very good pound cake, I made this for our Mother's Day dessert with whipped cream and fresh blackberries."

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 235469
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2015

"This is the first pound cake I have made. It turned out moist and with the great texture I was looking for. I like it with lemon extract but I want to try it with just vanilla also. I only used two cups of sugar. This is good without any fruit or whipped topping."

Mrs.trina User ID: 8469199 230535
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

"Amazing. This is the talk of the party."

jessiesoukup User ID: 2010801 230413
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

"Best pound cake! Everyone loves it when I make it."

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 227189
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"Excellent pound cake recipe. I cut the sugar to approximately 2-1/2 cups. I do not have lemon extract, so I used lemon zest. I will make this again."

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 224471
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"Best pound cake recipe I have tried thus far. It's moist and just the right amount of denseness. The flavor is fabulous. It's great on its own but served with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream and it's out of this world tasty. This recipe is a keeper."

Ishia User ID: 8284477 222315
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"I enjoyed the pound cake I would be making this again Thanks the Jackson Family"

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 222188
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2015

"Made this the day it was sent out by TOH; made my second one today, 2 days later because the family devoured the first one!! Wouldn't change a thing. It's delicious plain!"

dair2 User ID: 3041439 221908
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"I am not a big fan of pound cakes because I seem to make them dry tasting. Had cream cheese that needed to be used so I decided to give this recipe a chance .

I read the reviews and thought this many people could not be wrong. I was right.
This will be my go to pound cake recipe and when I read how you can make in a loaf pan also I can bake and give as gifts. Actually on the day I made it I kept getting interrupted, still came out PERFECT. Tasted delicious and moist. Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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