Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Don't let the modest name or appearance of this cake fool you. It's like crack baked into a bundt. It's moist and dense, and the cream cheese gives it a wonderful tang.

Traditionally, I haven't been a fan of pound cakes, or bundt cakes for that matter. But I'm beginning to see the beauty in their simplicity. I love how a bundt allows me to throw ingredients into one pan and be done with it. It's attractive enough and tasty enough to forgo the frosting. Also, there's something homey and retro about the bundt. It reminds me of a time when neighbors visited neighbors to gossip over coffee and cake. I don't even know my neighbors. Although maybe I would if I brought over some of this pound cake!


1 1/2 c (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
3 c sugar
6 eggs, at room temperature
3 c all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease the insides of a 10-inch bundt cake pan.

2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese. Gradually beat in the sugar, frequently scraping down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add in flour and salt and mix just to combine. Mix in vanilla extract.

3. Pour batter into bundt pan. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in pan for 15 minutes before unmolding onto a wire rack.

Source: Elizabeth's Edible Experience

This recipe is shared with Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Craft-O-Maniac, On the Menu Monday, Recipe Sharing Monday, Made by You Monday, Tuesday Talent Show, This Chick Cooks, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, Sweets for a Saturday


  1. yum... I love pound cakes. Though I'm on a mission to cook with 0 butter this week... so this is just a tease!

  2. I love cakes baked this way, and the cream cheese makes it so yummy!

  3. LOL... "crack in a bundt." Love it.

  4. This looks SO good! I absolutely love the plate that it's on too, that's gorgeous. I've never been much of a fan of pound cake, but this recipe definitely sold me. I can't wait to try it!

  5. Oh my goodness. This is going on my "to bake" list. Mmmm...

  6. All your recipes make me drool, Abby!! I'm here from OTMM.

  7. Abby, This beautiful pound cake goes on my "must make" list! This deserves some beautiful raspberries or luscious homemade ice cream! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for bringing your lovely cake to ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  8. What a sweet idea..Yummy..I love it :)) I found ya over at craftomaniac linky party and had to stop in. I'm Marilyn via ..Officially following ya with smiles..Great blog..Hope you can stop in and visit sometime..Ty :))

  9. Found you via Stone Gable - the cake looks like one my mother used to make years ago. Now I'm inspired to bake one for myself!

  10. There is nothing like a wonderful pound cake to make a great dessert. This is a great recipe and it looks to be very moist. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. This sounds delicious! We love pound cake here, and my son would love it if I turned this into muffins too!! Visiting from Stone Gable link up!


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