Cream Cheese Pound Cake

By far the best Cream Cheese Pound Cake I have ever eaten or shared! This pound cake recipe will surely become a classic in your home.

Pound Cake Recipe

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

It’s worth mentioning again just how amazing this cake is. Everything about it from the golden crust to the delicate yet dense cake crumb is absolute perfection. The flavorĀ is so outstanding that you do not need any frosting or glaze on this cake. I did dust mine with confectioners sugar but that is only because I can’t help myself. šŸ˜‰

Pound Cake

Pound Cake Recipe

I can’t stress enough that this cake needs to be made with room temperature ingredients. This will ensure easier mixing and helps achieve that perfect crumb. Make sure eachĀ ingredient is incorporated before moving on to the next! Be gentle with your batter. If you want to remove it from the stand mixer right after adding the flour and mix by hand that is just fine but make sure your flour is doubled sifted and that there are no lumps.

As far as baking temperature and time, that is something you will want to keep a close eye on.If you happen to have any hot spots in your oven you may want toĀ turn the cake halfway through baking. TheĀ crust shouldĀ be golden, not burnt. This means that 325Ā°F is the highest you should go, but the length of baking might be longer. It took me listening to my grandma talk about a “true” pound cake for me to understand that a dark golden crust was the GOAL. I had always believed thatĀ the outside should not beĀ dark at all, but this is not the case! There isĀ an amazing flavor is those beautifulĀ crust edges and something that a real pound cake definitely needs.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I don’t recommend usingĀ low-fat cream cheese or low-fatĀ buttermilk in this cream cheese pound cake recipe. It is a beautifully decadent cake and not worth it to potentially change the flavor and texture.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe

Variations for Cream Cheese Pound Cake

If you would prefer to make this in loaf pans, simply divide the batter between 2 pans and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes. Start checking at the 1-hour mark. You want an inserted toothpick to be removed with a couple crumbs, but no wet batter.

This pound cake recipe can be served as is but also pairs lovely with fresh fruit. You can also try adding lemon extract to the batter (1 teaspoons should do) and then add lemon zest on top.

I love toĀ bake this cream cheese pound cake a day before serving, it just gets better! To store it, wrapĀ in plastic for up to three days at room temperature or freeze in an airtight container for up to three months.

The Best Pound Cake

Once you taste your first bite you will know just how perfect this cake is! I can’t recommend it enough!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 1h 20m
  • Total Time: 1h 30m
  • Serves: 12


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 c (284g) salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 c (603g) granulated sugar
  • 6 (10 ounces) eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 c (384g) cake flour
  • 1/4 c (60g) buttermilk, room temperature
  • confectioners sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 325Ā°F. Prepare a bundt pan with butter and flour or by spraying with non-stick spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine cream cheese and butter until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add sugar gradually and beat until lighter and fluffier.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition.
  5. Add in the vanilla.
  6. Add the flour all at once and mix until just combined.
  7. Add in buttermilk with mixer on low and mix until just incorporated.
  8. Remove bowl from stand mixer and scrape with a rubber spatula to get every last bit of ingredient incorporated.
  9. Pour into bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes. Check for doneness at 1 hour.
  10. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out with a few crumbs but no wet batter when the cake is done. The crust will be a dark golden brown around the edges and lighter in the center.
  11. Allow cake to cool to room temperature. Dust with confectioners sugar.

Recipe adapted from All Recipes.

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Pumpkin Pound Cake

Lemon Surprise Cake

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Coleen Mielke

I posted this recipe on my recipe blog in 2015, it is bar far the best pound cake I’ve ever tried. I bake mine at 300Ā° for 1 hour 40 minutes.


    Looks like our recipes are different. šŸ™‚ I think both sound great!


Hi! Your recipe looks amazing I canā€™t wait to try it! I was wondering what size bundt pan do you use?


Hi Amanda, I’ve never tried pound cake, but love a nice slice of sponge. Your post has sold this recipe to me and it sounds as if a slice of this cake would compliment the fresh strawberries that are starting to appear in the shops at the moment.



My husband keeps asking for a pound cake like his grandmother’s. He says the center of each slice was solid like cheese….any recipe suggestiond??

Tigist Fuad

Hello I love your work God bless you


It l good

Nancy mcshane

I like. Recieviing new recipes to make

Connie weisser

I don’t have a bundt cake pan. Can I use loaf pan?


Xlnt cake almost like Elvis pound cake. Totally delicious I love it. Thank you for sharing xx