Cream Cheese Pound Cake

cream cheese pound cake

I don’t know what it is about pound cake but my kids and I love it!  I’m pretty sure we could eat it daily if it was in the house.  That’s why it’s not.  Because seriously, I would eat it every day.

This recipe is pretty darn good, thanks to Martha Stewart!

cream cheese pound cake

Unfortunately I couldn’t figure out how long to cook it.  The recipe says 45-50 minutes.  It was so jiggly in the center that I cooked it 60 minutes and still wasn’t sure.  But the edges were getting pretty brown so I took it out.  Drats.  I should have left it in for longer.  It was pretty doughy in the center.  Any advice for me on this one?

See how they fell in the center?

cream cheese pound cake

But the taste was great and we ate around the center =o)

cream cheese pound cake


Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Cream Cheese Pound Cake


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 2 standard loaf pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter and cream cheese and beat on medium speed until smooth. Add the sugar, increase the speed to high, and beat until light and airy, about 5 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the vanilla. Gradually add flour and salt. Beat just until incorporated.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the cakes comes out clean, but with a few moist crumbs still attached, about 45 to 50 minutes.
  4. Place the pans on a cooling rack and cool for 20 minutes, then remove the cakes from the pans and let cool completely. Serve at room temperature.

 Here are some of the other pound cake recipes we’ve made (and loved!)

Oreo Cookie Pound Cake

oreo cookie pound cake

Biscoff Sock It To Me Pound Cake

biscoff sock it to me pound cake

I Heart You Pound Cake

I heart you pound cake

Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

grandmother pauls sour cream pound cake

Red Velvet Pound Cake

easy red velvet pound cake

Funfetti Pound Cake

funfetti pound cake

Trisha Yearwood’s Chocolate Pound Cake

trisha yearwood's chocolate pound cake

 I told you we liked pound cake =o)

 My favorite is still Paula Dean’s Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake.  I think because I’ve made it so many times I know exactly how long to cook it and it turns out every time.   But this one was pretty good (if I can figure out how long to cook it.)


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  1. I gained 10 pounds just looking at those 10 pictures and now I’m hungry 😉 Wish that I could bake. Anything.

    Thanks for linking up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop. Hope you will again this week. The post went live tonight ( I’m a follower of yours.

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  2. oh so yummy

  3. Maria Iemma says:

    I love pound cake and I feel that this post was written just for m – I will be making these, one at a time for the next few weeks.

  4. I have found something that helps with falling, doughy centers. I cook all my quick breads in smaller pans. I have a Pampered Chef Stoneware pan that has 4 mini loaves. A regular loaf fills 3 of the small pans. The cook quicker and just seem to work out better. And they are easy to share or freeze.
    I cant wait to try this bread–I’ll make it in small pans and let you know how it is.
    Hope you are having a great summer. Due to lots of grandkids and a dieing computer I haven’t checked in much this summer.
    But I have a couple of quiet (hopefully) weeks before the next trip.

    • Thanks, Cindy. I have that pan =o) I should have used it. Next time I will. Thanks! Let me know if they turn out for you. Thanks for always commenting. Hope you’re having a great summer. Sounds like it (except for the computer part.)


    oh man these look SO good…hmm maybe will have to try one (or 10 lol) thank you for posting!

  6. Really now…there is absolutely no need to rub my face in all those cakes if you aren’t going to send me a piece. I’m serious. Now I have to bake at least one of these all by myself and I will blame you when I eat it all. Those all look amazing.

  7. I’m so tempted to try your recipe after looking at those yummy photos. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Hi Erin,
    Your Pound Cake looks so moist and delicious. Hope you are having a great summer weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. that sounds delicious!

  10. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!