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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 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 equals 460 calories, 24 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 239 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

Sweet White Wine

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

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2015

"This is one of the best pound cake recipes I've ever made. I substitute Krusteaz gluten-free flour for my husband, and it works wonderfully. I often add lemon zest to the recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"This is an excellent recipe. I added a half tsp more vanilla."

Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"Excellent recipe! It is rich and buttery and everything a great pound cake should be! I sometimes add some flaked coconut to the batter. This is one of my favorite cake recipes."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"I have made this cake for years and it is always a hit. I use Swans Down Cake flour, omitting the need for soda and salt. Also, 2 sticks butter and 1 stick margarine and I add only the vanilla extract to batter. Place cake in cold oven, then bake 300 degrees for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Now if you really want to make this cake extra special, add 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water in saucepan, bring to rolling boil, remove from heat, add 1 teas. each...vanilla, almond, lemon extract. When you remove cake from oven, poke holes all over the top of the cake with a wooden skewer, and immediately pour the hot sugar water over the cake. (if cake residue remains on the wooded skewer, that is don't want to overcook this cake! Cool for 30 minutes before removing from pan. I bake this cake in a long loaf pan

by Wilton...this is a large cake and will serve about 15-20 people. Freezes well."

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