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 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 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 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 230535
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2015

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

jessiesoukup 230413
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

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

Loiscooks 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 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 222315
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

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

Sue Zappa 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 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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