Cream Cheese Pound Cake


Look no further for the perfect pound cake recipe. This traditional cake is extra-rich because of the cream cheese and always in style. This beloved cake definitely makes the list for our favorite baking recipes. This showstopping dessert is sure to be a favorite among family and friends at any gathering or festivity. 

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
12 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt

  • Shortening


  1. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes or until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until combined. Add vanilla extract, and beat just until blended.

  2. Combine flour and salt in a small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Pour batter into a greased (with shortening) and floured 10-inch tube pan.

  3. Bake at 300° for 1 hour and 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on wire rack (about 1 hour).

    Cream Cheese Pound Cake
    Hector Sanchez; Styling: Karin Olsen
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